The Perfect Simplicity of Alfalfa for Patient Nutrition
Alfalfa is an interesting plant food. It was originally known as the staple food for breeding the fastest horses on earth. Then it was discovered to have amazing effects on the human body as well — as a source of energy and for its alkaline minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids and chlorophyll. Over the millennia, migrating tribes carried alfalfa with them. It's both an ancient food and modern-day super food, which is why it's a headliner inGreen Nutrients.
Alfalfa is a nutrient-dense food, containing vitamins A, C, K, folate, and choline. Its minerals are calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, with traces of zinc, iron, copper, manganese and selenium. It also contains three percent protein, which is very high.
University of Michigan Health System researchers report, "While the medicinal benefits of alfalfa are poorly understood, the constituents in alfalfa have been extensively studied. The leaves contain approximately 2-3% saponins. Animal studies suggest that these constituents block absorption of cholesterol and prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. One small human trial found that 120 grams per day of heat-treated alfalfa seeds for eight weeks led to a modest reduction in cholesterol."
There are several other nutrient-dense green plant foods in Green Nutrients as well. These add more valuable vitamins and minerals to the mix. If your patient is not eating vegetables at every meal (which is typical) or suffering from any acidic condition (arthritis, respiratory illness, colds and flu, gout, skin conditions, etc.), Green Nutrients is the first choice for your supplemental protocol.
Please talk with your Valeo Health & Wellness practitioner about Green Nutrients from Nutriplex.