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Salba — The Super Food | March 21, 2018

You probably already know a lot about all the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.  About how they are crucial to the proper development and function of cell membranes in the brain.

And how, according to researchers at Emory University, one particular fatty acid – DHA — is found to be at critically low levels in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. Which is why doctors recommend diets rich in Omega-3.

However, there’s a new nutrient that’s BIGGER and better…

It’s called Salba and it’s the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids of any whole food in the history of nutrition!

In fact, gram for gram, these little granules contain 8 times more Omega-3 fatty acids than the equivalent weight of fresh Atlantic salmon.

And just two tablespoons supplies your body with lots of protein, 16 different amino acids, antioxidant vitamins like A, B2, B3, B6, C and Thiamin, along with minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium – plus dietary fiber, 17 fatty acids and all the Omega-3s you  need.

And if you don’t like swallowing those huge, slimy fish oil capsules – or the sawdust taste and texture of flaxseed —  there’s more good news.  Salba tastes totally neutral and will take on the flavor of whatever it’s mixed with.  Without any gritty taste or texture.

Plus, just 2 tablespoons of Salba goes a long, long way.  You can sprinkle the tiny seeds in your yogurt, cereal, shake or smoothie — or you can grind it and blend it with flour for home-baked breads, cakes and cookies.

So Salba is clearly a win-win. It’s user friendly and easy to cook with.  Plus it’s got Omega-3s, flaxseed and a whole lot of other nutrients and supplements beat by a mile.

See why I’ve switched over?

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References:

http://icreatewisdom.com/chiaseed.html

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds#section1

http://dailynaturalremedies.com/10-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/?utm_source=chia%20seeds%20benefits&utm_medium=chiaseeds&utm_campaign=bing

http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20428135,00.html

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-salba-7558.html

http://healingvibes.com/news/naturalremedies/superfood-focus-salba-aka-chia/

 


22 Comments »

  1. I can’t eat oranges are take vitamin c.it gives me side effects with my keppra.

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    Comment by Angela carter — March 21, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

  2. Citrus has been cited as a no-no with all AEDs.

    Especially grapefruit.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 21, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

    • Link for this? I never heard this before, and no neurologist ever told us. Son drinks a lot of o.j., but hasn’t had a seizure in almost 2 years.

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      Comment by Martha — March 21, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

  3. Salba is certainly popular these days Phyllis, indeed I have seen it recommended as a cure for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure not to mention as an aid for weight loss! I have read that it interferes with anti hypertensive drugs among other negative aspects. I have also read that it is an heirloom variety of chia seds which of course is also a good source of omega 3’s.

    I currently take bomb size fish oil capsules daily and eat salmon and quinoa twice a week. Since i don’t have high blood pressure i will cautiously try salba with quinoa. I guess that could be called the Inca diet!

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    Comment by Michael — March 21, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

    • Hey Inca Man, 🙂

      Wow! You’ve got a terrific diet going there.

      Make sure your fish oil is current (it can stagnant) and keep on eating that salmon. (I have it three times a week!)

      And thanks for the tip about quinoa.

      All I can say about Salba is that is works for me.

      That’s why I wrote this article.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 21, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

  4. Martha, in answer to your query:

    Grapefruit, orange juices can affect your medication

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-peoples-pharmacy-health-0113-20160113-story.htm

    “The grapefruit effect can last for a few days, while orange juice activity disappears within a few hours. Whether or not you need to avoid taking your medication with grapefruit or orange juice depends on which drug you are taking.”

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 21, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

    • Thanks, Phyllis, but the link doesn’t work.

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      Comment by Martha — March 21, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

      • Oh nuts. That’s probably because you have to be a subscriber. 😦

        “A different citation: In all such cases there are alternative medications available that will not interact with grapefruit and the other citrus fruits that contain furanocoumarins, the culprit behind the “grapefruit juice effect,” Derendorf says. These include Seville oranges (often used in marmalade), limes and tangelos, a cross between tangerines and grapefruit. Sweet oranges, such as navel and Valencia, do not contain furanocoumarins.

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 21, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

  5. So what vitiams can i take if I can’t take none of the ones listed sinice all of them listed gI’ve me bad side effacts because of my keppa

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    Comment by Angela carter — March 21, 2018 @ 7:58 PM

  6. https://www.livestrong.com/article/538113-comparison-of-chia-salba/
    This is a good breakdown of the comparison between chia and salba. Salba is indeed an “heirloom” form of chia.

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    Comment by paleobird — March 21, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

  7. So how would Salba work while already taking a multiple vitamin, Stress B comples, and calcium?

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    Comment by Karen — March 22, 2018 @ 5:59 PM

  8. I have recently been using isagenix for weight loss. I’m only drinking the shakes, and having a normal dinner.
    I have had a migraine for the past 3 mornings. This has now subsided, but today I feel quite unsteady.
    My weight loss counselor says this is normal. Am I safe?
    Anyone else doing this?
    Eve Quigley

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    Comment by Eve Quigley — March 26, 2018 @ 1:53 PM

    • Isagenix Side Effects: Isagenix is a popular weight loss program designed to help people lose weight drastically.

      Headaches associated with Isagenix can range from a slight pain to a full blown migraine.

      Headaches are attributed to the body adjusting to the program and usually cease once the body adjusts.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 26, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

    • Isagenix Side Effects: Isagenix is a popular weight loss program designed to help people lose weight drastically.

      Headaches associated with Isagenix can range from a slight pain to a full blown migraine.

      Headaches are attributed to the body adjusting to the program and usually cease once the body adjusts.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 26, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

    • Isagenix Side Effects: Isagenix is a popular weight loss program designed to help people lose weight drastically.

      Headaches associated with Isagenix can range from a slight pain to a full blown migraine.

      Headaches are attributed to the body adjusting to the program and usually cease once the body adjusts.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 26, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

  9. I bought the Salba and I’m putting in my “power cookie” recipes now! Thank you for the information you give out. I really appreciate it!

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    Comment by Barbara P. — March 28, 2018 @ 8:50 AM


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