Shakeology Super Ingredient – Sacha Inchi

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I was clueless when I first heard about some of these ingredients in Shakeology! So I research a whole lot before deciding to try it!

So if you are like me hearing names like Sacha Inchi just makes you go “WHAATT”!!  😕

 

So here is what I know and love about 1 of the many Super ingredients in Shakeology and why it truly is the the best super food on the market! 

This ingredient does SO much it’s naturally rich in protein and fiber, so it’s a strong appetite controller—Pure nature.  Then it goes a step further by helping to speed your metabolism, so you burn those fewer calories you’ve consumed more efficiently and rapidly.

Sacha Inchi, also called the Inca peanut is a native seed found in the Peruvian jungle! This little nut is a complete plant based protein and seriously what is cooler than that? Nature win! They are often sold whole or in the form of oil but I hear they are great roasted and eaten like a peanut and even used as salad topping.  

The seeds are an abundant source of tryptophan, an amino acid that can help promote a positive mood.  The large percentage of omega-3 fatty acids (about 50%) also is well for supporting psychological wellness.  Another positive characteristic about SI seeds is that they’re high in fat (14 grams per ounce), rich in protein (9 grams per ounce) and loaded with fiber (6 grams per ounce). This is like a natural prescription for fast and efficient appetite relief. Nothing promotes stable blood sugar levels and hunger satisfaction better than foods that are rich in these three macro nutrients.

Production of this little plant has been increasing as we gain more knowledge of omega-3 fatty acids and their importance in our diet. 

Here are some more amazing benefits of Sacha Inchi……

Cholesterol – Sacha inchi lowers LDL and raises HDL cholesterol. Cholesterol levels may not be the biggest marker for cardiovascular problems we once thought them to be, but they are still a concern and can reflect dietary problems and genetic dispositions toward some diseases.
We already talked about Tryptophan , Say Yes To Good Moods! – These seeds contain a good amount of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin is a feel-good hormone and neurotransmitter that helps us deal with stress and feel calm and happy. The omega 3 also reduces inflammation in the brain, which can cause mood shifts, headaches, and more.
 Weight Loss – Higher serotonin levels, thanks to the tryptophan, also regulate appetite so we don’t get cravings, overeat, or snack more than we need to.
Brain Health – The majority of our brain is composed of fat. We need good, healthy fats to resupply those cells and to continually fight inflammation. Inflammation in the brain can cause depression, fatigue, memory issues, and exaggerated responses to pain.
Heart Health – Sacha inchi improves circulation while lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation throughout the body. All of this makes for a healthier, happier, less stressed cardiovascular system, from arteries to heart and beyond.
Diabetes – Omega 3 helps control glucose levels. Many doctors and researchers argue that omega 3 may actually reduce insulin resistance in those with type 2 diabetes. Omega 3 also lowers triglyceride levels, which are often high in diabetics.
 Bone Health – Omega 3s help the body absorb calcium. Foods rich in omega 3 improve bone density, staving off some of the deterioration that occurs as we age.
Vision – The vitamin E, vitamin A, and omegas in sacha inchi can improve vision and maintain eye health. Like the brain, the eyes rely on a good amount of fat, and are prone to inflammatory damage, especially as we get older.
Joint Health – The anti-inflammatory nature of sacha inchi may make it a good supplement to ease joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis. Consider combining sacha inchi oil with ginger for even more benefits.
 Skin and Hair – Omega 3 fatty acids are vital to healthy hair and skin. They help us regulate oil production, keep skin elastic, lock in hydration, protect against sun damage, and help repair damage when it occurs.

Now I am not a Math wiz, but if I was to add up trying to get all this goodness It would be a lot of money!!!   Just one pound bag of these nuts for $20 , 80z of a powder is $10 ( not much in 8 ounces), or you can just drink Shakeology for just $4 a glass.

Sacha Inchi is only one of 70 super food ingredients in Shakeology

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Warning: Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish. This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

 

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