Eating Amaranth Could Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is a normal immune response designed to protect the body against injury and infection.
However, chronic inflammation can contribute to chronic disease and has been associated with conditions like cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disorders (12Trusted Source).
Several studies have found that amaranth could have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body.
In one test-tube study, amaranth was found to reduce several markers of inflammation (13Trusted Source).
Similarly, an animal study showed that amaranth helped inhibit the production of immunoglobulin E, a type of antibody involved in allergic inflammation (14Trusted Source).
However, more research is needed to measure the potential anti-inflammatory effects of amaranth in humans.