Amaranth leaves is one of best leaf veggi.It has significant benefits for health. Especially for bone health.
Good bone health:
Calcium present in amaranth leaves reduce risk of osteoporosis and other calcium deficiencies because it has twice the calcium as milk. Keeps your bones healthy and strong.
Reduces bad cholesterol:
One of the key benefits of amaranth leaves is cholesterol-lowering ability. Being fibrous, this leafy vegetable is effective in reducing LDL levels in the blood and promotes weight loss. Presence of tocotrienols (a type of vitamin E) also aids in cholesterol-lowering activity.
Keeps blood pressure in control:
Amaranth leaves has good amount of potassium which will help to control blood pressure.
Anti cancer agent:
Presence of lysine, an essential amino acid along with vitamin E, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and vitamin C helps to fight against free radicals. Thus prevents cancer.
Stop hair loss and greying:
Besides regular consumption, applying juice from the leaves prevent brittle hair falling. This wonderful cosmetic benefit of amaranth leaves also retards the onset of premature greying.
Amaranth leaf is good medicine for diabetic patients; it will keep sugar levels in control and by diabetes.
Highly packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin K, folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitaminB6, and vitamin C, amaranth leaves boost energy in the body.
Improves digestion and reduce stomach burns:
High dietary fibre content (3 times that of wheat) in the greens improve digestive health and reduces constipation. It is easily digestible and good for both young ones and elders.
Tooth decays and mouth ulcers:
Amaranth leaves has very high amount of calcium and cures mouth ulcers.
Aids in weight management:
Protein in the leaves help to reduce insulin levels in the blood and also release a hormone that lessen hunger pranks and prevent “binging catastrophe”.
Iron-rich (5 times that of wheat) red amaranth leaves promote coagulation and increase haemoglobin content and red blood cell counts.
Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease:
Amaranth leaves are an excellent dietary source of phytosterols that lowers blood pressure and prevents heart ailments including stroke.