GOT PROTEIN?
If you are Vegan, do you usually get asked, "Where
do you get your protein?" Here you will find the
answer and more. If you are not Vegan, you find
out the truth about the other protein source.
In the morning, you have several options:
Eating and finding wonder of a
high-protein grain

Amaranth

* It was one of the staple foodstuffs of the Incas of Peru,
and grown in the Andes today. It was also used by the
ancient Aztecs and Meso-Americans.

Facts:
       Grain amaranth has been important in different
parts of the world and at different times for several
thousand years.
       The grain has 12 to 17% protein, and is high in
lysine, an essential amino acid in which cereal crops are
low.
       Is predominantly 76% unsaturated oil and is high
in linoleic acid, which is necessary for human nutrition.
       Amaranth is a high-protein seed, rich in amino
acids, and is higher in protein than other grains.
       Due to the fact that grain amaranth has high
protein, as well as a high fat content, there is the
potential to use it as an energy food.
       Amaranth flavor is mild, sweet, nutty, and malt
like.  
       This grain is considered gluten-free and a good
alternative in a Celiac diet.
       Amaranth seeds are tiny and a golden to creamy
tan color.
       Amaranth can be cooked as a cereal, ground into
flour, popped like popcorn, sprouted, or toasted.
       Amaranth has a "sticky" texture and care should be
taken against overcooking to prevent it from becoming  
"gummy."
       Recent studies have linked amaranth to reduction
in cholesterol.

** I eat a bowl (1 ½ cups) of cooked amaranth in the
morning before starting off my day with agave syrup or
molasses for sweetness.  
  
RECIPE FOR COOKED AMARANTH:
1 c. Amaranth
21/2 -  3 c. liquid

Bring liquid to boil. Stir in amaranth. Cover and simmer
on low heat for 20-25 minutes. Serve as you would
cream of wheat or cream of rice cereals.
Protein Content in
Great Grains and
More...
Food, Amount         Protein
Quinoa. 3.5 oz                             12 g
Pinto Beans, 1/2 cup                 7.5 g
Tofu , 4 oz                                7- 12 g (firm has
more)
      Tempeh,  2 oz                       7 g
      Almonds, 1 oz                       7 g  
      Pumpkin seeds, 1 oz            5 g
      Sunflower seeds, 1oz           5 g
      Tahini , 1 TBS                    2.5 g
      kidney beans, 1/2 cup         9 g
      Peanut butter, 2 TBS          8  g
      Chick Peas, 1/2 cup              5 g
      Baked potato, large              4 g
* Protein in 1 egg=6-7 g


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