Alfalfa is Not Just a Tasty Feed Crop!
When we think about Alfalfa, we assume it is being fed to farm animals who chew it contentedly to grow big and healthy. What we often fail to realize is that this natural crop has a lot of advantages for a healthy life for us bipeds as well.
Alfalfa has been shown to lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar and is a functional food for prevention of inflammatory disorders. Alfalfa contains antioxidants as well as nutrients like vitamin K, copper, folate, and magnesium. It’s also extremely low in calories.
Vitamin K is used by the body for blood clotting. This process may decrease the effects of warfarin. If you begin a regiment of alfalfa, it is smart to have a blood test before and some time after the nutritional effects have made an impact.
How do I take alfalfa?
Natural alfalfa sprouts are available at most whole food groceries and farmer’s markets. Because sprouts are fresh, they should be added to salads, soups, or even stews soon after you bring them home.
Alfalfa leaves are often dried and prepared for use in recipes, teas and other stress relief consumables.
You can also find alfalfa in powdered form, which can be used as a supplement in various drinks, including steeped in hot tea and blended in a smoothie with fruit juices, vegetables, and fruits. Its seeds and dried leaves can be served in a wide variety of recipes, including conventional ones like lasagna, meatloaf, and roasted chicken.
A typical recommended dosage for alfalfa as a supplement would involve 5 to 10 grams of powder, steeped in tea and drunk three times during the day.
What does alfalfa do for arthritis?
Arthritis is exacerbated by high uric acid crystals in your joints and extremities. Alfalfa neutralizes the high uric acid content at the source of the discomfort. It has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It causes a reduction in cholesterol synthesis by saponins. It can reform the liver cell membrane, keeping liver engines from leaking. The high dosage of manganese in alfalfa increases natural insulin as it decreases blood glucose.
Alfalfa consumption reduces discomfort in gout sufferers because of these properties and because it is fast acting.
Alfalfa can damper the excessive production of urine (diuresis), calm indigestion and treat excessive bruising or bleeding (thrombocytopenic purpura). Alfalfa may also cause the immune system to ramp up activities, increasing the symptoms of auto-immune diseases like arthritis.
Where can I find the best stuff?
Agape Nutrition has many natural and effective supplements that include alfalfa powder and extracts. We also promote Nature’s Way natural Alfalfa Leaf and Nature’s Way Alfa-Max concentrate.