The benefits of Food Therapy:Vegetables and Fungus:Edible amaranth:its effects and health benefits.

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 Introduction of Edible Amaranth Introduction: Edible Amaranth, formerly known as amaranth, alias: wild goose red, old youth, old age, tricolor, Latin name: Amaranthus tricolor, Amaranthus, amaranth is an annual herb, stem strong, color green or red, often branched, hairy or glabrous when young.

  Amaranth vegetable stem and leaves soft and smooth and strong flavor, taste sweet, has the effect of clearing intestines and stomach heat. Also called "fu kui", "crab dish", "nymphoides", "pi vegetables". At some area, it also is known as "red Tricholoma", cloud coriander, cloud sky vegetables. Amaranth leaves are rich in easily absorbed calcium, which promotes the growth of teeth and bones, maintains normal cardiac activity, and prevents intraspinal spasms. At the same time, rich in iron, calcium and vitamin K, promote coagulation, increase the content of hemoglobin and improve the ability to carry oxygen, promote hematopoiesis and other functions.

 Amaranth is soft slippery body and food flavor is thick, taste sweet, have moistening intestines and clearing stomach heat effect, amaranth, rich in protein, fat, carbohydrate and many kinds of vitamins and minerals, and its protein can be fully absorbed by the body more than milk, carotene contained higher than solanaceous fruit, can provide rich nutrients for human body, is beneficial to strengthen physical health, improve the body's immunity, is called "a longevity food".

Edible amaranth:the nutritional value of amaranth.

 the nutritional value of amaranth Every 100 grams Edible amaranth contain moisture 90. 1 g, Protein 1.8 grams, fat o.3 grams, 5.4 grams carbohydrates, crude fiber 0.8 grams, ash 1.6 grams, 1.95 mg carotene, vitamin A 0.04 mg, 0.16 mg vitamin B, 1.1 mg niacin, vitamin C 28 mg, 180 mg calcium, phosphorus 46 mg, 3.4 mg of iron, potassium 577 mg, sodium 23 mg, magnesium 87.7 mg, chloride 160 mg.

  Amaranth leaves are rich in easily absorbed calcium, which promotes the growth of teeth and bones, maintains normal cardiac activity and prevents intraspinal spasms. It is also rich in iron, calcium and vitamin K, which can promote coagulation.

  Amaranth rich in dietary fiber, often eat can lose weight and light up the body, promote detoxification, prevent constipation. At the same time often eat amaranth can strengthen the health, containing higher than the fruit, it is a real "longevity food".

  Amaranth can promote the growth and development of children, and it's iron and calcium content is higher than that of spinach.

  Also suitable for anemia patients, women and the elderly to eat, maintain normal cardiac activity, promote coagulation, hematopoietic and blood carrying oxygen function.

 the nutritional value of amaranth Amaranth is good vegetables, rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals necessary for health, according to the measurement, every 100 grams of edible some samples contain protein 1.8 grams, 0.3 grams fat, carbohydrates 3.3 to 5.4 grams, 280-200 mg calcium, 46 mg phosphorus, iron 3.4 to 4.8 mg, 1.87~1.95 mg carotene, vitamin b1 0.04 mg, vitamin B 20.13-0.16 mg, vitamin C 28-38 mg, 0.3~1.1 mg niacin, in addition, red amaranth contains very rich potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium.

  It is worth noting that the protein content of amaranth is 3 times that of tomato, and the amino acid structure of the protein contained in amaranth is good and easy to be absorbed by human body, which is of great significance to the growth and development of teenagers in particular. Our folk always regards amaranth as the vegetable that enriches the blood, has a "longevity dish" reputation.

  Amaranth seed is a nutritious food with a high concentration of lysine to compensate for the deficiency of amino acid composition in grains. According to the crop research institute of agricultural sciences, the protein content of amaranth seed is nearly twice that of wheat, water rice, corn, sorghum and millet, and the lysine content is twice that of wheat, twice that of rice and three times that of corn, millet and sorghum. The protein content of amaranth seed mixed with wheat and corn is close to the optimal nutrition standard recommended by the World Health Organization.

 the nutritional value of amaranth Amaranth has high contents of protein, fat, and lysine and is rich in minerals and vitamins. Its protein content is 11-12% higher than wheat and nearly twice as high as other cereal crops.

  The protein lysine content is 2 times that of wheat and 3 times that of corn. Fat is about 4 times that of rice and 3.5 times that of wheat. The fats it contains are composed of 95% unsaturated acids, which are high in content and good in quality.

  The content of calcium is more than twice that of cereal crops, and the content of vitamin C is dozens of times that of cereal crops. Calcium, iron content is very rich, among which lysine content is higher than any of the crops.

Edible amaranth:its effects and health benefits.

 Edible amaranth:its effects and health benefits. ✵1. Clear heat and poison: Amaranth taste sweet and the nature is cool, good in clear heat and damp, clear liver detoxification, cool blood stasis, red-eye dysentery caused by dampness and heat, inflammation of the eye red eye pain caused by liver fire, throat swelling, have a certain auxiliary therapeutic effect.

 ✵2. Promote growth and development: Amaranth has a high protein content, and amaranth leaves contain a high concentration of lysine, which can supplement the deficiency of amino acid composition of grains, and it also contains calcium, zinc and other nutrients that are easily absorbed. Zinc, calcium, and lysine work together to promote tooth and bone growth, maintain normal heart activity, and prevent muscle spasms(cramps). Therefore, amaranth has a good effect on promoting the growth and development of infants and adolescents, and also has a good effect in the treatment of children's stunted growth and development, rickets, and senile osteoporosis, and has a certain therapeutic value for fracture healing.

 ✵3. Improving eyesight: Amaranth contains considerable amounts of carotene, which is important for maintaining vision. The ancient Chinese experience of amaranth's brightening effect on the eyes provides strong evidence.

 ✵4. Lose weight and relieve constipation: Amaranth is still the leading role in reducing weight table, often eat can reduce weight and slim your body, promote detoxification, prevent constipation.

 the nutritional value of amaranth ✵5. Clotting and replenishing blood: Amaranth contains rich protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin K, can promote coagulation, increase the content of hemoglobin and improve the ability to carry oxygen, promote hematopoietic and other functions, is anemia and blood loss, pregnant women and puerpera, fracture, auxiliary good vegetables for those who accept the operation of food therapy. Folk view amaranth as a tonic vegetable, there is a "tonic blood vegetables" reputation.

 ✵6. Prevent diabetes and maintain cardiovascular health: Amaranth is rich in magnesium. Researchers believe that eating amaranth can replace the missing magnesium in patients with diabetes, nephritis, hyperthyroidism, and cancer who have lost or lost too much of it. Magnesium supplementation in diabetic patients can improve their glucose tolerance, reduce the amount of insulin, and is beneficial to the control of blood sugar. Magnesium is also beneficial in maintaining the health of coronary arteries and heart function.

 In addition, studies have found that the protein extracted from amaranth has the effect of lowering cholesterol, and the grain amaranth has the effect of anti-hypertension(it is believed that the antihypertensive effect is mainly caused by the inhibition of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) of the tetrapeptide extracted from amaranth), which is very suitable for patients of cardiovascular disease.

 ✵7. Prevent and treat neurasthenia and insomnia: Amaranth contains iron that is easily absorbed and utilized. In addition to the involvement of iron in the synthesis of hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochrome, and cytochrome oxidase, and related to the activities of acetyl-CoA, succinic acid dehydrogenase, and cytochrome reductase, iron metabolism is also closely related to spleen deficiency syndrome in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the deficiency of liver and blood, heart and spleen is easy to lead to neurasthenia, insomnia, and other diseases, and the treatment effects of amaranth on neurasthenia and insomnia may be related to its rich iron content.

 the nutritional value of amaranth ✵8. Prevent anorexia and poor appetite: Amaranth is rich in zinc. Zinc is one of the indispensable elements to maintain the body's growth and development, maintain the normal taste function and appetite, and promote normal development. Once zinc deficiency, it is difficult to synthesize gustation on the taste buds of the human tongue. Edible amaranth can supply the right amount of zinc, thereby treating anorexia and poor appetite.

 ✵9. Liver protection: Amaranth can protect the liver. It is suggested that the mechanism of amaranth's liver protection may be related to carotenoids and phenols.

 ✵10. Enhance immunity, prevent cancer and anti-cancer: Amaranth is a rare high-quality functional food resource in terms of the composition and content of amino acids, fatty acids, and trace elements, etc. It can provide rich nutrients, which is conducive to strengthening the body and improving the immunity of the body. It is known as the "longevity dish".

 Studies have shown that amaranth extract can inhibit the proliferation of liver cancer cells(HepG2) and breast cancer cells(McF-7), and inhibit the proliferation of gastric cancer cells(AGS), central nervous system cancer cells(sf-268), colon cancer cells(hct-116), lung cancer cells(nci-h460), McF-7 and other cancer cells.

 ✵In addition, studies have shown that amaranth can not only inhibit the growth of tumors to a certain extent but also prevent chemical carcinogenesis to a certain extent, which plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of tumors.


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