Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 6, 2011
New Year’s resolutions to ‘eat healthier’ and ‘lose weight’ will be easier in 2011 with the addition of one simple ingredient to everyday foods: Salba. One tablespoon (12g) serving of this tiny seed provides 4.1g of dietary fiber to increase satiety and reduce hunger, and a heart healthy dose of 2,700 mg of Omega-3s. Salba, the most nutrient dense chia on the market today, can boost the nutrition of everyday foods because it is also high in protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Salba can assist with weight management by increasing fullness. Used much like flax to add nutrients to foods such as oatmeal, baked goods, soups, salads and smoothies, Salba is a whole food supplement that provides three times more fiber than oats, eight times more Omega-3s than salmon, 70 percent more protein than soybeans, and 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries.
An ancient grain that is grown in Peru, Salba is the only strain of chia that has undergone intensive peer reviewed clinical research with proven beneficial results. Led by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan at the University of Toronto, this research has demonstrated that Salba assists in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Current research is evaluating how Salba’s proven ability to reduce appetite and increase satiety could translate to weight loss.
“Adding two tablespoons of premium ground, or one tablespoon of whole Salba to your diet is an easy daily health habit that anyone can stick to,” says Julie Hammerstein, a Colorado-based nutritionist and author of “Fat is Not a Four Letter Word”. “If you’re trying to start the year right, to lose weight and improve your overall nutrition, you want to focus on eating whole foods – organic if possible – rather than relying on heavily processed diet foods which often contain caffeine, and artificial ingredients and flavors,” she notes.
Hammerstein recommends Salba to her clients because its properties are critical for regulating blood pressure, and managing blood glucose levels. “My motto is ‘Small Change, Big Impact™’, so sprinkling Salba on your morning oatmeal is an easy way to enjoy the big impact of all that added nutrition, as well as fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer.”
In addition to organic Whole and Ground Salba grain, Salba Smart also offers a range of healthful products containing Salba including tortilla chips, pretzels, potato crisps, and salsas. All products contain 0g of trans fats, and are gluten free (except pretzels). Salba can also be found in HAPPYTOT™ and HAPPYBABY™ Easy Organic Meals.
Salba Smart can be found at Whole Foods Market, Kroger/King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage, Wegman’s and other natural foods stores. It can also be ordered online at efoodpantry.com and salbasmart.com. To learn more visit Salba Smart on Facebook.
About Salba Smart Natural Products, LLC
Formed in 2006 by growers and manufacturers, Salba Smart's mission is to develop and market innovative food products rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids and nutrients that combine great taste and nutrition clinically proven to improve health. Salba Smart Natural Products, LLC is a privately held company headquartered at P.O. Box 16106, Denver, Colorado 80216. Tel: 303-999-3996. For more information visit http://www.salbasmart.com.
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