Salba-the superfood

August 12, 2008 RENU

Salba is the richest whole food source of Omega 3 fatty acids and fibre found in nature. Every serving (12 grams or approximately 2 flat tablespoons) of Salba provides over 2,400 mg of Omega 3s, over 4,500 mg of dietary fibre, with less than 0.5 net carbohydrates per serving. Salba is all-natural, has no trans-fats, is gluten free, has almost no carbohydrates, and is certified Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).

Gram for gram, Salba provides- 

  • 50% more folate of asparagus. Folate is needed to make DNA and RNA – which is critical during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate also helps to prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
  • 15X more Mg than broccoli. Magnesium helps with formation of bone and teeth and assists the absorption of calcium and potassium. Where calcium stimulates the muscles, magnesium is used to relax the muscles.
  • 1.1X more fiber than all bran, 25% more dietary fiber than flax seed. Dietary fiber has been proven to lower high blood levels of cholesterol. Because of Salba’s ability to absorb several times its weight in water, it may also help to curb hunger.
  • 7Xmore vitC than orange. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system, helps wounds heal, maintains connective tissue and aids in the absorption of iron.
  • 6x more Ca than whole milk. Calcium salts make up about 70 percent of bone by weight and give your bone its strength and rigidity.
  • 2.5x more veg prot than rajma
  • 8Xmore omega 3fatty acids than salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development.
  • 3x more Fe than spinach. The main function of iron is to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs. When iron is low, this oxygen consumption slows down.
  • 2x more K than banana
  • 3x more antioxidant strength of blueberries. Antioxidants help prevent the free radical damage that is associated with cancer.
  • 6x more Ca than milk.
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One Comment Add your own

  • 1. George  |  August 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been taking a chia product for about a month now and love it. Seems to have put a pep in my step. george


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