Today we look at alfalfa benefits and why you may want to get some alfalfa in your daily diet. Have you ever heard alfalfa referred to as the grazing crop? And are you aware that alfalfa has been used for over a thousand years in traditional medicine?
Some of the benefits of alfalfa that I was aware are: better digestion, respiratory health, arthritis, and other health challenges associated with inflammation. And I remember learning, over 30 years ago now, about how the roots of the alfalfa plant go very deep into the soil and we benefit because our bodies can absorb the high levels of nutrients in the alfalfa hat we don’t get enough of in our food.
We stay most healthy when we feed our bodies the nutrition they need. Our cells get what they need to keep us well and energized. Alfalfa is rich in protein, calcium and other minerals, vitamins B, C, D, E and K and some very important and beneficial digestive enzymes.
I don’t eat alfalfa with my meals, but prefer to consume it as a supplement – a food based, all natural supplement that is very unique to the man different choices ‘out there’. One of the reasons I always choose the Shaklee brand of food supplements is because of the research of ingredients and efficacy, and how they use both to formulate products that they can guarantee will work.
Shaklee Alfalfa is one of the earliest products of the brand and a special formulation of ingredients that are a natural antihistamine and decongestant, that help our digestive systems, and that help reduce swelling, pain, and stiffness in our joints.
Overview of Shaklee Alfalfa:
“Alfalfa provides a wide variety of nutrients including calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, chlorophyll, and bioflavonoids.
It’s a storehouse of nutrients, and the tap root reaches down as deep as 20 feet searching out nutrients and minerals from deposits in the soil, while its leaves gather large amounts of chlorophyll through the natural process of photosynthesis.”
If you think alfalfa is primarily for cattle, you may want to look a little closer. Some of the benefits are: bladder health, inflammation and swelling (think arthritis!), better digestive health and to help boost a weak appetite, decreasing bloating and water retention (during PMS ladies!).
Housekeeping: it is worth mentioning that the daily serving size is 10 tablets. Now that may seem like a lot, however first, the tablets are small and easy to swallow – and also because the nutrients are available in trace amounts and so you need to take enough to get the results you seek.
To learn more about one of the more popular – and valuable, often hidden, nutrients – from Shaklee, call or contact me anytime – or visit: Alfalfa.