Until such time as people began to cultivate wheat, amaranth was the main cereal crop. It surprises with its versatility, because it is possible to use both leaves and seeds. The main product that is made from this plant and very popular is flour.
Nutritionists are increasingly paying attention to the properties of amaranth flour. It has an amazing biochemical composition, balanced and saturated. There are a lot of amino acids in it, and without them the body cannot fully perform its functions. Flour contains many powerful antioxidants and valuable minerals. For example, there are proteins and Omega 3.
Due to the presence of vitamins flour has a strengthening effect on the organism of one who uses it. Some experiments were carried out that revealed that, if using amaranth flour in recipes and using them regularly, this has a beneficial effect on the human immunity, and the likelihood of malignant tumors and inflammatory processes is reduced.
Amaranth flour contains a lot of fiber, which is necessary for the elimination of toxins and slags, salts of heavy metals. Other substances contained in it regulate gastric secretory function, thereby improving acidity, which has a good effect on the gastrointestinal tract and other organs. With the help of flour you can overcome constipation, optimize fat metabolism.
Amaranth flour has a good effect on blood. It removes bad cholesterol from it, normalizes the level of hemoglobin, which is especially important for those who have anemia. Regular use has a great effect on vascular elasticity, improves myocardial function, thereby reducing the likelihood of developing a heart attack. The hormonal system reacts well to amaranth flour, as a result of which many doctors include it in the diet for chronic diseases of the urogenital mechanism.
The healing properties of amaranth
The composition of the flour is evident in the following conditions:
- cardiovascular diseases;
- the presence of oncology;
- atherosclerotic changes;
- metabolic disorders, diabetes;
- liver damage;
- hormonal imbalance;
- skin lesions, such as psoriasis, ulcers, etc .;
- autism and others
Amaranth flour in its composition has a unique component - squalene. Previously, it was harvested only from the liver of sharks that live in deep waters. It allows you to slow down the aging process, get rid of skin problems, repair cells.
Yet there are negative properties that are activated under special circumstances. We are talking about contraindications, when a person can not or is not recommended to use amaranth flour or products from it. Explicit contraindications are:
- gluten dependence;
- exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases;
- individual intolerance.
Be careful with using amaranth flour in recipes in the following cases:
- chronic digestive disorders;
When digestive disorders begin to use flour need in small doses, which can gradually be increased. In this case, you need to carefully monitor their condition. For example, initially nausea and heaviness in the gastrointestinal tract may appear. If they become stronger, you should stop eating flour. If a person suffers from hypertension, care must also be taken. This is explained by the fact that when flour enters the body, the blood is actively filled with oxygen molecules, which leads to the development of dizziness.
Healthy food from curative flour
You can cook a variety of dishes from amaranth. Porridges are especially famous. For example, there is a very simple recipe, which requires 1 tbsp. flour, 2 tbsp. water, salt and sugar from cane. Putting the water on a slow fire, you should slowly pour the flour with stirring, wait for the boiling process, then boil the composition for about 10 minutes. Sugar and salt are added as desired. For taste, you can use butter, vegetable or ghee.
You can also make porridge from milk, which is first boiled, then add flour.
Amaranth sauce, healing mixtures, butter - this can also be made from flour. If there are no contraindications, it is necessary to eat food from such a valuable product. The benefits will be obvious, noticeable very soon. Of course, it is important to maintain a balance, because even the best remedy can be harmful if used improperly.