THE 4 REASONS WHY WE CHOOSE TO INSERT LINSEED IN BIVO
Linum usitatissimum is a herbaceous plant native to the Middle East which then spread throughout the entire Mediterranean basin. In the Middle Ages, flax was a symbol of vitality and resistance, so much so that when a child was born, they often lay them on the ground and the flax seeds were buried around them in the belief that the plant would transmit strength and energy to the newborn. However, it was not this ancient belief that convinced us to use linen in Bivo, one of the ingredients present in the product since the very first version. Numerous modern studies have shown that linen is particularly rich in beneficial properties for our body. Our choice is due to 4 very specific reasons.
- IT’S RICH IN PROTEINS
Everyone knows that the human protein source par excellence is meat. Protein sources of vegetable origin are very rare, legumes for example. In terms of nutritional composition, flax seeds are very balanced: they contain, per 100 grams, about 534 calories. Of these 45.16 grams are fat, 24.36 grams protein and 22.82 grams carbohydrates. A large proportion of calories therefore derives from the proteins naturally contained in linen: an excellent alternative for those who want to reduce the consumption of meat in their diet. One of the reasons why we recommend Bivo is precisely this: the need to change our food model that is unsustainable for the planet. To do this, it is necessary to reduce the consumption of meat: flax and Bivo are an excellent alternative to animal meat.
- IT’S RICH IN FIBERS
The most attentive will have noticed that we have not specified the amount of fiber contained in 100 grams of. About 18 grams of fiber are contained in 100 grams, which are essential in each person’s diet to regulate bowel function. In addition, there is evidence that also demonstrates beneficial effects in the fight against obesity and diseases related to failure to control blood sugar, such as diabetes, thanks to the interfering action that fibers perform in the absorption of lipids and carbohydrates. Finally, the fibers have the advantage of decreasing the permanence of harmful bacterial flora in the intestine while at the same time promoting the maintenance of an intestinal pH suitable for the growth of beneficial bacterial flora.
- IT’S RICH IN OMEGA 3 AND OMEGA 6
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are defined as “essential” because they are essential for our health even though our body is not able to produce them. In particular, these polyunsaturated fatty acids have 3 important functions: they serve for the creation of hormones, produce energy and constitute cell membranes. Since our body is unable to produce them, we must take them with our diet. Bivo, containing linen, is rich in both omega 3 and omega 6: a panacea for our body.
- IT IS RICH IN VITAMINS AND MINERAL SALTS
Bivo is added with 20% of the reference nutritional values of the European Union for vitamins and minerals. In addition to this, thanks to its natural composition rich in high quality ingredients, such as flax, there is a supply of vitamins and mineral salts that the ingredients naturally contain. In particular, flax contains B vitamins, vitamins C and E, mineral salts such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, phosphorus and selenium. As we have already said in the past, the B vitamins have a key role in the functioning of our body and it is important to take foods that are rich in them.
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