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How Sacha Inchi Makes Your Body Happy, and the Best Way to Eat It
Sacha Inchi seeds, also known as Inca nuts, possess one of the most potent combinations of high-value nutrients of any food on the planet. Though they’re actually seeds, they look and taste more like nuts. They grow in rainforests in Southeast Asia and the Amazon, as well as in the Andes Mountains of Peru. You find them in unique green pods that contain anywhere from four to seven seeds.
Sacha Inchi is a primary ingredient in Ka’Chava’s meal shakes ( See all 70+ Superfoods & Nutrients here ). Let’s look at the four power nutrients you’ll find in abundance in Sacha Inchi.
Sacha Inchi contains 30% protein by weight, which is more than almonds, walnuts, and cashews. Especially if you’re on a plant-based diet, Sacha Inchi offers one of your greatest sources for the protein that every cell in your body needs.
Protein helps develop, maintain, and repair lean muscle mass.
Protein also helps you feel full and satisfied, making you less likely to snack.
You’ve probably heard of omega-3 healthy fats. Well, Sacha Inchi is made up of 20% omega-3s, by weight. That’s 17 times more than salmon. It’s also a good source of omega-6 and omega-9. These are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats – the healthy fats your body needs.
Why does your body need them? Here’s a sampling of what omega-3 healthy fats can do:
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The omega-3 found in Sacha Inchi has the potential to make you more energetic, more mentally sharp, and less prone to depression. Omega-3s also help strengthen the heart and circulatory system, and on top of all that – they can lead to healthier hair and skin.*
One key function of iron is to maintain a healthy flow of oxygen in your blood. This helps with muscle contraction as well as brain health. Iron facilitates the creation of new neural pathways, which are critical to staying mentally sharp, processing and remembering new information, and even overcoming addiction.
Sacha Inchi contains more iron than most other nuts, and you can get it in great quantities without having to eat meat.
There are 20 amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and your body needs all of them. But your body only makes 11 of the 20, meaning you must find food that provides the other 9.
Sacha Inchi contains all 9 amino acids that your body can’t produce on its own.
We’d like to focus on just such one amino acid– tryptophan. A Florida State study investigated the nutritional composition of Sacha Inchi and found “unusually high” levels of tryptophan.
Tryptophan helps regulate your appetite. That means, eating Sacha Inchi can help you maintain a healthy weight by keeping you from snacking and overeating. Tryptophan also produces serotonin, which regulates your sleep and mood.
Bottom line? It makes you feel better!
Sacha Inchi – with all its diverse health benefits – is just one of five ingredients in our plant-based protein blend. But that protein blend represents just five of the 70 superfood ingredients in our meal-replacement shakes. See all 70 ingredients in Ka’Chava.
The health claims on this site have not yet been evaluated by the FDA. Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should do your own research or seek the advice of a medical professional before making significant dietary changes.