Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt

Macronutrients ratio per 100g (27 calories)

Let’s take a look at the macronutrient profile of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" in USDA database. The graph above shows the breakdown by carbs, protein, fat, and fiber.

This food is optimal for weight loss

Energy density is one of the main indicators of whether food is great for weight loss or not.

The energy density of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" is 0.21 which makes it a low energy density food.

energy density 0.21 per gram

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How nutritious is this food?

Okay… So is “Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt” good for me?

Nutrient Density per calorie of this food puts it at 55/100.

nutrient density per calorie score

55%
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This is a good score if you are trying focus on getting most of the neccessary nutrients in your diet and not consume tons of calories.

Nutrients as % of Recommended Daily Intake per 100 cals

In comparison to other foods “Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt” is a great source of these micronutrients per calorie: Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Copper, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C.

We created a complementary food list that will emphasis top 10 nutrients that this food is lacking.

Complementary Nutrient Boosters

This food is insulinogenic with low insulin load.

What a heck is insulinogenic and insulin load?

Insulinogenic formula determines the percentage of calories in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

At the same time, insulin load formula determines the number of grams in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

"Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" contains 83% of insulinogenic calories.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of calories from "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" that might not be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

Could you consume a lot calories with "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt"? You decide from the calculation below.

In 100 grams of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" there are 27 calories.

It will take 2264 grams (~5 pounds) to consume 600 calories of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt"

If that sounds reasonable to you then take a look where this food falls in terms of insulinogenic calories.

83% of insulinogenic calories

83%
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On the other hand, the insulin load of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" is 5.53.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" by weight that might be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

In 100 grams of "Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" there are 27 calories.

insulin load 5.53 grams

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On the other hand, if you are trying to develop muscles and increase athletic performance this might not be a great food to eat.

This food is a poor source of fiber.

Fiber is indigestible carbohydrates. It plays an important role in weight management and our gut microbiome by reduced amounts of inflammatory markers.

"Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt" has 0.00g of fiber per 100 grams