Anutra® contains very high biologically available protein with all essential aminio acids and its overall nutritional profile is far superior to any other whole food-plant or animal. It is high in Antioxidants, Fiber, Lignans and much more! Its neutral flavor makes it a favorite in any recipe!
Once prized by the Aztec civilization as the ultimate seeds of wellness, an ancient super grain is quickly becoming the health food of the future. The very same grain the Aztecs believed provided them a mystical and almost supernatural energy and power is now being rediscovered as a leading health benefit in today's society. Anutra is an exciting new cultivar of the ancient Aztec crop Salvia Hispanica – also known as the chia seed. The incredibly advanced Aztec dynasty renowned for its outstanding accomplishments in agriculture, horticulture and healing forged a mighty empire that was able to provide food for over 1 million people. The Aztec relied on Salvia Hispanica as a cornerstone of the civilization's nutritional foundation.
The nutritional elements of Anutra can be beneficial for:
- Sport/exercise/physical activity
- Children and adolescents
- Elderly – Anti-aging/wellness
- Digestive, intestinal & colonic health
- Weight loss/management
- Vegetarian/deficiency diets
The best ingredient for health!
The super grain is easily added to the daily diet either by eating Anutra by itself or by using it as a vital ingredient in many traditional and specialty foods. Consider the following nutritional benefits of Anutra based on clinical studies.
Your Best Source for Omega-3s
Anutra's greatest value as a super grain lies in its extremely high content of Omega-3 fatty acids. Since the 1970s, researchers have been noting the importance of Omega-3s as a dietary factor in achieving optimum health.
Rich in Lignans
Anutra is a rich source of important Lignans. Only 2 tablespoons of Anutra provides 1,275 mg of Lignans. By comparison, the same serving size of Flax contains approximately 50 mg of Lignans.
The amino acid protein profile of Anutra yields a 91% protein quality versus a 60% protein quality for Flax (both based on limiting value, Lysine).
While Flax has a strong, dominating flavor, Anutra has a neutral flavor and hydrophilic structure which lends itself to limitless recipe applications.
Flax contains a substance called cyanogens, which is converted in the body into another chemical called Thiocyanate (SCN). High blood concentrations of SCN for prolonged periods of time may have adverse affects on the thyroid gland reducing its iodine intake. Anutra contains no cyanogens.
High in Antioxidants
Due to Anutras rich antioxidant and vitamin content, oxidation is minimal or non-existent. Flax exhibits rapid decomposition due to its minimal antioxidant and vitamin content. Anutra requires no refrigeration; Flax requires refrigeration.
Fat Replacement/Energy Supplement
Anutra absorbs more than 18 times its weight in water and, therefore, aids in both body hydration and fat replacement. Flax absorbs only 6 times its weight in water and is not as effective. By replacing fat and calories, Anutra allows for greater energy and endurance, improves hydration and electrolyte balance, improves digestion, regulates blood sugar and acts a food extender.
Anutras unique soluble fiber forms a gel in the stomach that creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down. This process slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. Flax does not offer this gel-forming property.
Protection Against High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease
Many of the health benefits of Anutra's nutrient dense properties have been validated through extensive studies conducted at the University of Toronto. In an acute study, after-meal blood glucose and plasma insulin levels were reduced thereby improving insulin sensitivity. In a long-term trial, blood pressure was reduced. High blood pressure is the major cardiovascular risk factor in those with Type 2 Diabetes.Anutras nutrient dense properties proved effective in reducing risk factors of heart disease such as body inflammation and coagulation factors ("aspirin-like" effects). These clinical results indicate the great potential of Anutra as a functional food useful in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.