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Health Benefits of Canary Grass Seed in humans

Updated on November 18, 2014

Benefits of Canary Grass Seed

What is it?

Although many are familiar with canary grass seed as food for their bird pets, few know it to also be of great benefit for human consumption. Canary grass seed is one of the most powerful and nutritious seeds on earth because of its high content of enzymes, vegetable protein, amino acids, and antioxidants. Its antioxidant properties are very close to those found in Vitamin C. As for its protein content, 5 tablespoons of canary grass seed contain about 9 grams of protein. It is also contains many enzymes, of which lipase is the most abundant.

What are the benefits?

Because of its high enzymatic content, canary grass seed helps to reduce the inflammation of internal organs such as the liver, kidney and pancreas, which has proved to be of great help for people with diabetes and cirrhosis. In some cases, diabetes can be completely eliminated with the constant consumption of canary grass seed.

Canary grass seed is also helpful in weight reduction. Because lipase (essential enzyme in the digestion of fats) is the most abundant enzyme in this wonderful seed, it helps to clean veins and arteries from harmful fats, as well as getting rid of fat deposits in the body, leading to a reduction of obesity and cellulite.

The properties found in this seed also kill bacteria in the urinary tracts, thus reducing UTI’s, as well as kidney and gall bladder infections.

How can you eat it?

Canary grass seed loses all its properties when cooked. In order to obtain the full benefit of it, you must eat it raw. The most usual form of consumption is by making milk out of the seeds. (Click here for instructions on how to make the milk). You must drink the milk at least twice a day: in the morning, before eating anything else (and then waiting 30 minutes before your first meal), and at night after your last meal. No other food should be eaten after drinking it at night.


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      Ida Wollman 

      4 years ago

      If I use a Vita mix Blender and drink the pulp too. Wouldn't that be an added bonus?

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      Raj gill 

      5 years ago

      i just start yesterday i will see after one week i will be able to tell

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      5 years ago

      Here is some very good nutritional information...


      Amino acids

      The amino acid break-down of canaryseed proteins indicates high levels of arginine, tryptophan and phenylalanine in particular. This unique amino profile suggests that Silica Fiber Free™ canaryseed as a dietary supplement may have particular benefit in balancing proteins from other sources.

      Canaryseed appears to have considerably more arginine than most grains—falling closer to quinoa, amaranth and some legumes—and a low ratio of lysine to arginine.

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      Mrs. Thakore 

      5 years ago

      I will try this n post my experience.

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      5 years ago

      I was wondering if this particular brand alpiste contraindicaciones is of good quality if anyone has tried it.

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      5 years ago

      There is a 2013 study stating that Canary seed is gluten free. There are now studies being done regarding blood sugar regulation. Canary seed (alpiste) is also high in protein and iron and has antioxidant properties. Canary seed is an amazing dietary supplement.

      Most canary seed on the market is bird food quality. This quality contains microscopic silica fibers, or hairs that are risky for human consumption.

      Search for "certified silica fiber free canary seed" on the web when looking for a good source.

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      5 years ago

      Many people have stories about using canaryseed (alpiste) and say it has influenced their health. Some people claim it helps them maintain a healthy weight. Others say it supports normal health of the heart, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

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      carlos p 

      6 years ago

      where's the research that prove all this goodness to our bodies...if yo have any let me

      know, im dying to read it.


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