Amaranth is a complete protein by itself. It contains the highest amount of lysine of all the grains and has enough lysine to make up for the lack in wheat. Mixing wheat with amaranth makes as complete a protein as meat or fish. Most grains lack lysine so people throughout the world eat beans with grains to make a complete protein. A sufficient supply of lysine builds bones and prevents warts and cold sores.
Amaranth contains calcium and nutrients that support calcium absorption in the bones.
Amaranth has more fiber than wheat. Fiber regulates digestion and is needed to prevent cancer and heart disease.
Amaranth lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol while maintaining HDL (good cholesterol) by a liver enzyme called cholesterol 7-alpha-hydroxylase which breaks down cholesterol.
Amaranth has a low glycemic index which means it does not spike blood sugar levels.
Amaranth contains phytosterols which help prevent chronic degenerative illnesses.
Amaranth supplies iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.
Amaranth is an antioxidant and thus fights cancer and aging.
Amaranth improves mental performance and memory functions.