One of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet
Many people are searching for optimal health and yet, stumble along the way due to the inability to know which foods to choose. We all know we need to exercise, stop sitting so much, reduce our stress and sleep better. But our diet is the foundational and most critical part of optimizing health.
With that said, the competition is tough out there when it comes to choosing the healthiest of foods. However, there are some foods that reign above and beyond others in their nutrient density.
What is this exceptional food that has been crowned one of the healthiest we are talking about?
Sacha Inchi Seeds. You may or may not have heard about these truly delicious, nutrient-rich seeds but know that having these seeds on hand will ultimately help to optimize your health.
Originally the Sacha Inchi seed was called the ‘Seed of Life’ by the ancient Incas. These delicious seeds are keto-friendly with zero-net carbs, paleo-friendly and there are no peanut or tree-nut allergies associated with them. They are found in the rain forests as well as high in the Andes mountains of Peru. It is truly a delicious, relatively unknown nutty, roasted seed that people are falling in love with. Why? I’m happy you asked.
I have written about all varieties of seeds but this one is exceptional in its health benefits and tastes even better, plus they are nut-free! While the flavor is amazing, their nutritional profile is even more impressive. These seeds contain a very high content of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), in fact, a whopping 4,800 mg. of omega 3 per serving! The omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is also exceptional in that the ratio helps to reduce inflammation. Remember that an excess amount of omega 6 in the diet creates an imbalance between omega 3 and omega 6 that promotes and sustains inflammation leading to poor health, weight gain and more. One of omega 3’s roles is to reduce inflammation in the body and cannot do its job properly with too much omega 6. This is keeping us fat and sick.
Sacha Inchi Seed contains 17 times more omega-3 per ounce than wild salmon.
Brass Roots Food with whom I have partnered-up with, has an exceptional line of sacha inchi seed products (you can see my snack stash above) for everyone from child to adult. They are relentless in their ambition to bring only the best products to the market. A good example of their commitment to excellence is that all of their sacha inchi seeds are grown organically in Thailand and Laos supporting thousands of farmers, education and business education for adults and children. Every purchase goes to help support local communities where children and adults alike can excel in life.
If you are interested in trying their delicious products, Brass Roots is giving my readers a 30% discount off any purchase.
Top 8 Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi Seeds
If you follow my work, you know that my core message is to ‘keep inflammation low” and this is why I love sacha inchi seeds. They are a powerful anti-inflammatory seed that is a delicious, easy add to your diet. Sacha inchi seeds are now part of the plant based omega-3 superfoods group along with purslane, chia seeds, flaxseed, and algae. Research has shown that these delectable seeds are very nutrient rich.
Weight Loss – these seeds are high in healthy fat and fiber which help to slow the release of glucose into the blood, allowing time for the brain to receive the message you have had enough to eat. Additionally, these seeds contain tryptophan, that helps to tamp down on appetite, cravings, overeating and snacking. Nutrients like healthy fats, protein, and fiber increases satiety.
Cholesterol – Sacha Inchi seeds can help promote healthier lipid levels. LDL cholesterol is lowered and HDL cholesterol is raised – all leading to a healthier heart.
Builds Muscle – With more protein than almonds, walnuts, cashews and peanuts, Sacha Inchi is an excellent source of complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot create – in fact, 30% protein!
Supports Digestive Health – Sacha Inchi Seeds have more fiber than broccoli, apples, and even chickpeas. They offer a significant source of prebiotic fiber to aid digestive health. It is this fiber that feeds the healthy gut bugs to help them thrive. When they are healthy, we are healthy. By adding more fiber in this easy way, you are also assisting in removing toxins. Remember, the health of our gut is the key to optimal health.
Promotes Brain Health – We now know neuro-inflammation to play a role in brain health. Because sacha inchi seeds reduce inflammation thanks to the omega 3 fats, the healthy fats are contributing to building our brain cell membrane, nourish our brain cells, and of course, fight inflammation. Omega 3s consumption may also reduce brain fog, memory loss, and fatigue.
Promotes Heart Health – With heart health, many people are concerned with their cholesterol levels and the good news is that these delicious seeds may promote heart health by lowering LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol. Sacha inchi is also a great source of unsaturated fatty acids, a type of fat that could help reduce cholesterol levels and support heart health. Because sacha inchi seeds are high in omega-3 fats, they naturally fight inflammation and help protect against heart disease.
Supports Immunity – Because sacha inchi seeds are very high in complete protein – 30% protein, they promote the antibodies that help prevent illness, infection, and disease. . Protein plays a role in creating enzymes, hormones, and other biological chemicals. Additionally, these seeds contain iron that helps fight off disease and infections.
Anti-inflammatory! Chronic, silent inflammation can result in diseases such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and the list goes on. Silent inflammation is the core, underlying cause of most illness, disease, faster-aging and weight gain. It is critical to keep this unchecked inflammation low and sacha inchi seeds can play a powerful role in one’s anti-inflammatory diet.
Creating optimal health is truly one of the best gifts you can give yourself and why not do it in a delicious way with Brass Roots Sacha Inchi Seed products.