Sacha Inchi, sometimes called the Inca peanut, is a superstar of a superfood. Literally shaped like a star, this Peruvian seed is touted for its incredible essential fatty acids – including omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 – antioxidants, amino acids, fiber and vitamins A and E. These nutrients work together to support a healthier heart, improved brain function, weight management, stronger bones, better vision, more mobility and more vibrant skin and hair. From hair to heart, and from brain to bones, this small superfood promises enormous health benefits.
Sacha Inchi contains some of the most powerful nutrients that support cognition, sustained brain function and a good mood. Essential fatty acids and other unsaturated fats found in Sacha Inchi supports the central nervous system and help reduce swelling that can impair the brain, especially with advanced age. Because the brain itself is made of fat, it needs a constant source of good fats to sustain operation including memory, pain suppression, problem solving, concentration and maintaining the stream of messages that keep the body working properly. Additionally, Sacha Inchi is a potent source of the amino acid tryptophan, which is a precursor for the feel good neurotransmitter serotonin. When serotonin is released, the body feels calmer, happier and is better able to handle stress. Plus, serotonin suppresses the appetite, making weight Management easier.
The cardiovascular system also greatly benefits from certain nutrients found in Sacha Inchi, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that Sacha Inchi may help to reduce the risk of heart disease by improving circulation, lowering blood pressure within a normal range, keeping LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check and elevating HDL cholesterol. Omega-3s in Sacha Inchi also have a big impact on stabilizing blood glucose levels and insulin resistance, which is essential for type 2 diabetics and for preventing the onset of diabetes. Furthermore, lowering triglycerides and assisting weight loss are two important components to managing the symptoms of diabetes.
Sacha Inchi supports the rest of the body in phenomenal ways too. Reducing swelling and internal irritation throughout the body helps increase mobility and free joints from pain associated arthritis. Eyes are strengthened by good fats, vitamins E and A, reducing risk of vision loss and age-related eye degeneration. Potent sources of omega-3s such as Sacha Inchi help calcium absorption for improved bone density and also revitalize and protect skin and hair for a younger looking appearance.
Sacha Inchi is an easily digestible source of fiber and a range of body-craving nutrients. Unlike traditional nut products, Sacha Inchi is less likely to cause allergic reactions. And as a plant-based source of protein, vegetarians and vegans can enjoy this terrific superfood. Zokiva makes it easier than ever to add Sacha Inchi to your diet with our new Sacha Inchi Powder. Sprinkle it into smoothies, warm or cold cereals, desserts and savory dishes to pack extra nutrients into your day.
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