Amaranth can give hours of energy in a single bowl. It is full of antioxidants and minerals, such as iron and Vitamin E, which can keep your blood healthy. The grain is also packed with protein that releases a hormone that makes you feel less hungry. It provides lysine which helps the body absorb calcium, build muscle, and produce energy. Above it all, amaranth is easy to digest, lowers cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease, and is gluten-free.