You may have heard talk of the search for a super food. Salba may be the end of the search!
Salba's scientific name is Salvia Hispanica L and was used extensively by the Aztec's for medicine, and to provide energy.
There are actually two kinds of Salba seeds, black Salba seeds and white Salba seeds. It's really the white Salba seeds that are so exciting and packed full of nutritional benefits.
Nutritional Benefits of Salba
Because I believe in an amazing Creator, I find it more believable to find rich and nutritious natural foods that can help improve and maintain good health.
You'll find in Salba...
More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Than Salmon (8x more!) - Good Omega oils are essential...
There are different forms of Omega 3's. The type in Salvia Hispanica L is alpha linolenic acid rather than the DHA and EPA that is in fish. It is best to have both forms, so don't give up your fish oils altogether. :-)
More Magnesium Than Broccoli (15x more!) - Magnesium is needed for a healthy heart and arteries.
More Antioxidants Than Blueberries (30% more!)
More Calcium Than Whole Milk (6x more!)
More Potassium Than A Banana (2x more!)
More Fiber Than Flaxseed (25% more!) - Salba contains both soluble and insoluble fiber that helps keep your bowels regular without causing diarrhea. Here are some comparisons to consider...
Salba Is A Natural Energy Booster
One of the most positive benefits of eating the Salba grain is the way it boosts your energy levels. I've read testimonials from people of a wide range of ages. They love the increased energy they feel each day.
It may be because Salba is such a complete superfood. It provides at least three "boosters" that your tired-out body has been missing:
BOOSTER #1 Salba has over 30 different nutrients in their whole food form. Every tiny little Salba grain is packed with the nutrients that your body desperately needs. Even doctors will tell you that it's best to get your nutrients in the form of food whenever possible.
BOOSTER #2 Super-rich fiber. All the fiber in Salba slows down your digestion, giving your nutrients an even better chance of getting absorbed. It also evens out your absorption of carbohydrates, so your cells get a slow, smooth supply of fuel.
Yet even though it pumps you up so powerfully, Salba actually makes you less hungry, so you are much more likely to lose weight.
BOOSTER #3 Nature's PERFECT PROTEIN FOOD. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, your muscles need plenty of protein to stay strong and toned. Salba is richer in protein than soy, not only that, its protein is more complete.
Unlike soy, which can be harmful in large amounts, Salba's protein contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs to build muscle. And it's not processed with chemicals, as so many soy products are. That's why Salba is often called the perfect protein source.
When And How To Use Salba
My mom uses Salba regularly, as well as several other of my family members. In fact, my niece started giving it to her toddler when he was really suffering with constipation. It worked like a charm! It's definitely one of the best all-natural remedies for symptoms of constipation.
So, whether you want to use Salba just to STAY healthy, or whether you have some health issues you want to improve, Salba seeds - whole or ground - are an excellent choice.
All you have to do is sprinkle one or two teaspoons of the Salba grain on any of your favorite foods once a day. It can be added to your breakfast foods, mixed in yogurt, blended into cake or cookie mix, stirred into your milkshake...
...the options are only limited by your imagination.
In Summary, this is a list of commonly reported benefits of regular use of the Salba grain as part of your daily diet:
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