Protein is called the building block of life. It helps build muscle and further facilitates some hormonal functions. Protein also induces a feeling of fullness or satiety. Your chances of bingeing reduce drastically if you are feeling full. Eating in controlled portions could help you lose weight and sustain weight loss too. This is the reason why nutritionists often ask you to include more protein in your diet. Unfortunately, most part of our diet is so carb-heavy that we often don't fi nd enough room to fi t in protein. India is blessed with so many grains and faux grains that are rich in protein. Amaranth, also known as ramdana, is one such pseudograin that you must include in your diet:
- A powerhouse of protein, a 100 grams serving of amaranth contains 14 grams of protein.
- It is gluten-free and ideal for people with gluten intolerance.
- It is packed with several minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and manganese.
- A rich source of dietary fibre, amaranth could help boost digestion and heart health.