In this health video you will learn about a natural nutrient dense food source.
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Lyle Hurd: Greetings, we’re talking with Dr. Sherrill Sellman today. And we’re talking with her about the nutritional value of something called Salba, which is contained in this can. Would you tell us why this is something that would be a great potential for someone that’s trying to keep track of their health and do as well as they can? Dr. Sherrill Sellman: I would love to. Salba, and most people have not heard of Salba so I’ll spell it—S-a-l-b-a—is a small, white seed that has its origins way back into the time of the Aztecs, and has been lost for 500 years when the Spaniards destroyed the crops of Salba and contributed to the downfall of the Aztec Nation. We now know, because we’ve actually studied Salba; it has been researched out of the University of Toronto with Dr. Vladimir Vuksen ; he’s one of the leading experts on functional foods. And what we know about Salba [is] that gram for gram Salba is one of the phenomenally nutrient dense food sources presently available. And you know we are living in a time where our soils are depleted of minerals, our foods are nutrient deficient; most of our foods are emptied of key nutrients and vitamins. So, we’re eating tons of food, we have huge piles of food but they’re empty in… Lyle Hurd: Nutrients. Dr. Sherrill Sellman: So, we’re looking for nutrient dense foods. These are foods that have high quality nutrition in every single gram. So, gram for gram, this little white seed, Salba, has 15 times more magnesium then is found in broccoli. It has 6 times more vitamin C then is found in oranges, gram for gram. It has 8 times more of essential fatty acids then [is] found in salmon. It has 3 times more of the antioxidants then [is] found in high antioxidant foods like blueberries. It also has more amino acids then in your protein such as soy. So, it’s a phenomenal food providing us with high amounts of vitamins, high amounts of minerals, essential fatty acids, fiber, as well as [a] protein source in one little seed. And two tablespoons provides us with these key nutrients on a daily basis. Lyle Hurd: That is very interesting. I hope that everyone will take a little bit of time to look into Salba further. Thank you Doctor. Dr. Sherrill Sellman: You’re welcome.