January 30, 2015

why sacha inchi seeds are a superfood you need

sacha inchi seeds are an important superfood to include in your diet

When I was little I was always open to trying new things.

It didn’t matter what it was my curiousity always got the better of me and I had to experience it for myself.

Fast forward a few years and I’m still constantly seeking out new things to try. When I was testing Odacité’s A Spring in Tokyo facial serum (click here for my review) I learned what a powerhouse sacha inchi oil was for the skin.

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And if its oil is that good for your skin then its seeds have to be just as incredible for your internal health, right?

Sacha Inchi seeds, cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest, are the richest plant-based source of omega-3 on the planet and have 17 times more omega-3 per ounce than wild Sockeye salmon in addition to being a great source of protein and fiber*.

So, why exactly is omega-3 so important to consume?

Well for starters our brain is primarily composed of fat and we need healthy fats to resupply those cells and fight inflammation. In addition omega-3 lowers glucose levels (important for diabetics), helps you absorb calcium (bone health), promotes healthy hair and skin, and improve/maintain eye health.

This superfood seed also contains tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin, which is your feel-good hormone and and neurotransmitter that helps you deal with stress and feel and happy.

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If you’re looking to sneak more healthy essential fats into your diet I’d definitely recommend snacking on these!

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  • Interesting. How do they taste? Do you blend them into smoothies? Add to granola or are they to be consumed more like lentils? Do you soak them?

    • They have a mild, nutty taste and I eat them by the handful as a snack; I blend its oil into smoothies, but I sprinkle the seeds on to my raw oatmeal mixture and on salads. I haven’t soaked them, but I guess you could if you wanted to add them to a smoothie for example and make it easier to blend 🙂

      • Sounds really interesting. I am looking for ways to bring even more different foods onto my table, and this sounds like a winner.
        My Benifuuku metabolic cure has just ended today; I feel totally recharged and ready to try new stuffs (Chlorella sits there waiting, for example ;))