Nutrition Facts

Today, Salba, the super food is recognized as a food with many clinically proven health benefits. Salba provides essential fatty acids ( omega-3 ) and an abundance of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. In addition, it is an exceptionally rich source of vitamins & minerals, high quality vegetable proteins and antioxidants
The major nutritional components of Salba are :

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Dietary Fibre
  • Protein
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Antioxidants


THE IMPORTANCE OF OMEGA 3 FATY ACIDS

Omega 3 fatty acids are a form of polysaturated fat, one of the 4 types of fat that we get from the food we eat ( saturated fat, monosaturated fat, and trans fat are the others ). All Polysaturated fats including Omega 3 are very important to our good health.

You probably already know that eating food high in saturated fat and trans- fat are associated with the development of many disease such as heart disease and cancer. Polysaturated and Monosaturated fats are the “ Good Fats “. Omega 3’s along with Omega 6’s, another type of polysaturated fat, are called Essential Fatty Acids ( EFA ). Our bodies do not make these fats. We can only obtain these important fats from eating  foods that contain them, thus making the outside sources of these fats “ essential “. Many of the foods that we eat daily contain more Omega 6’s than Omega 3’s. Omega 6’s are found naturally in cereals, whole grain breads. Omega 3’s are found in Salba and in flax; in cold water fish such as salmon, herring, sardines, tuna, mackerel and halibut; in dark green leafy vegetables; and in certain vegetable oils.

Health experts agree that consuming a good ratio of these two EFA’s is a vital key to optimum health.

Cold-water fish are not the highest source nor are they the safest source of Omega 3’s. It is now highly recommended that our fish consumption be limited to no more than two servings per week because of the health risks associated with ingesting the high dioxin (the most toxic chemical known ) and high mercury levels these fish may contain. Salba is the highest and safest source of Omega 3 found in nature. There is virtually no chance of ingesting dangerous toxins or chemicals with Salba.

For most of our existence, we have eaten foods containing equal amounts of Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s (1: 1); or with more Omega 3’s   (2 ; 1). However over the last 50 years our eating habits have changed to more consumption of Omega 6’s than Omega 3’s (1 Omega 3’s to 20 Omega 6’s). The diet changes that have negatively impacted the important ratio of the Omega 3’s to the Omega 6’s are the inclusion of huge amounts of highly refined oils such as corn oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil and soybean oil (all high in Omega 6’s) we use in cooking or in prepared foods.

Salba contains a ratio of 3 : 1 (3 Omega 3’s to 1 Omega 6’s)which is considered to be the best ratio of Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s. Salba’s Omega 3 called Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). ALA is critical to our health and well-being. If the body does not have sufficient Omega 3’s, it will use saturated fat to construct cell membranes. When this occurs, the cell membranes are less elastic which in turn has a negative effect on our heart, making it more difficult to return to its resting state.

Now, lets look at all the ways the Omega 3’s found in Salba along with Salba’s many other important nutrients may improve our health and well-being.

 

SALBA – NATURE’S PERFECT WHOLE FOOD

 Today’s Potent Age-Fighting Antioxidants

Antioxidants are your first line of defence against aging and diseases like cancer. Antioxidants can help keep your memory and vision sharp, your skin wrinkle-free and organ tissues healthy for vigorous health and ‘feel good‘ well-being everyday.

Salba contains an arsenal of of some of today’s most potent age-fighting antioxidants , all in their natural form. Research by Dr. Vuksan at the University of Toronto reveals Salba contains a class of antioxidants that effectively neutralizes free radicals before they can cause the cellular damage that triggers aging and disease.

This antioxidants are bioflavonoids. Have you heard of them ?. They’ve been in the news a lot. They’re found in bright red, blue and yellow fruits and vegetables. Studies suggest they provide remarkable protection against free radical damage while also helping your body protect against allergens, viruses and other age-causing toxins. They’re most potent in food sources such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains like Salba. When you’re on the go, Salba is the most convenient way to increase your daily intake of these vital antioxidants.

 

Salba Has More Dietary Fibre Than Any Other Other Food  

Insoluble Fibre For Smooth Digestion and Easy Elimination

Soluble Fibre For Healthy Weight, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

You’ve heard it again and again from doctors, ‘ eat more fibre’. It helps improve your digestion, end constipation, maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, fight disease and even promote healthy weight.

But let’s face it, those fibre rich drink mixes aren’t enjoyable and aside from cereals – which are loaded with sugar and carbohydrates – fibre rich foods aren’t too tasty either. That’s all changed now. Now you can get the fibre you need to stay regular, defend against disease and protect your heart and your waistline with Salba.

Salba has more beneficial soluble and insoluble fibre than any other natural source. Every 10g ( 2 flat teaspoons ) serving of Salba provides more than 4,500 mg of dietary fibre – the same as in 1 1/4  cups of All-Bran cereal, you will get both kinds of beneficial fibre – soluble and insoluble.

 

Essential Vitamins & Minerals For Energy and Health

Vitamins and minerals are one of the most important aspects of a balanced diet and are essential to vigorous energy, strong bones and joints and well-functioning immune system. Unfortunately, getting the right amount that your body needs can be difficult. While supplements can help, vitamins and minerals are best utilized by your body when they come from whole food sources like fruits, vegetables and ancient grains such as Salba.

Because Salba is grown in some of the most nutrient-rich soil in the world, in the pristine land surrounding the Amazon Basin in Peru, it is packed with more naturally occurring vitamins and minerals than many fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Gram for gram,  this whole food offers :

7 TIMES more Vitamin C than orange. This antioxidant vitamin helps your body protect against aging by shielding cells, tendons, ligaments and essential collagen from damage. It also helps you maintain strong immune function.

6 TIMES more Calcium than whole milk. Despite supplements, many women ( and men ) don’t get even half the calcium they need to maintain healthy bone density and strength. Salba makes it easy to do what’s best for your bones !.

15 TIMES more magnesium than broccoli. Like calcium, most people don’t get enough of this essential mineral. Stress, medications and a diet rich in processed foods can all sap your supply putting your energy level, cardiovascular and nervous systems at risk for trouble. But Salba natural magnesium stores help ensure you have the magnesium your body needs for vibrant energy, healthy blood sugar, proper nerve function, even healthy muscle and heart tissue.

3 TIMES more iron than spinach. Even slight deficiencies of iron can cloud thinking, shorten attention span and concentration difficult. The iron in Salba can help sharpen your mental function and promote a powerful immune system.

2 TIMES more potassium than a banana. Potassium serves many functions in the body. The potassium in Salba can help you maintain healthy blood pressure, proper kidney function, ease leg and muscle cramps and strengthen your energy levels.

And this is just the beginning of Salba’s incredible nutrition. Salba also offers naturally occurring Folate, B Vitamins, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A and many more to help boost your mood, improve your immune system and fortify your body.

 

Disease-Fighting Proteins

According to recent research a diet high in vegetable proteins can help protect against aging and diseases like cancer while strengthening your heart health. It is why the American Dietetic Association is urging people to increase protein from plant sources such as soy and beans. Now you’ve got a new choice for these healthy proteins – Salba.

Salba contains proteins superior in quality to other grains, even soy. In fact, one 12g ( 2 flat tablespoons ) serving of Salba offers as much vegetable protein as 1 ½ cups of Kidney beans. Now you can increase your dietary intake of vegetable proteins and help improve your natural defenses against degenerative disease without sacrificing the tasty foods you love.

 

 

 

 



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