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Alfalfa: "The Father of Foods"
August 7, 2008
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While the word "Alfalfa" frequently evokes this image, alfalfa is known as both "king of the herbs" and "the father of all foods" because of its remarkable nutrition.

Alfalfa is high in:

  • Sterols to help lower cholesterol.
  • Flavonols to help maintain heart health
  • Fiber to help keep your blood vessels healthy
  • Vitamin K to help fight fight inflamation and control blood sugar

Because the roots of the alfalfa plant go 40-60 feet down, they are very high in minerals including

  • Calcium for both bone health and digestive health. Alfalfa is so high in calcium that it can be a substitute for milk.
  • Magnesium to help with blood pressure and colorectal health
  • Potassium for blood sugar health
  • Zinc to provide 3 crucial benefits for your health

If you can't eat alfalfa, I highly recommend NOW Foods Alfalfa Powder as your most bang-for-your-buck nutrition powder

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(Thanks to my brother Mike for the artwork!)

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