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A Vocab Lesson from Walgreen’s

Who needs yogurt or whole grain bread when you’ve got trail mix.  All sarcasm aside, I have been made privy to some trail mix featuring probiotics and salba seeds made by Daily Dose, which can be found at walgreensWalgreen’s.

Unless you are a scientist, nutritionist, doctor or shop only at health-food stores,  the definition of those words are likely a little fuzzy.

Time to learn something new:

Probiotics are good bacteria

Probiotics are good bacteria


are dietary supplements of live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but also certain yeasts and bacilli are available.  At first, probiotics were thought to beneficially affect the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance, thus inhibiting pathogens and toxin producing bacteria. Today specific health effects are being investigated and documented including alleviation of chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases, prevention and treatment of pathogen-induced diarrhea, urogenital infections, and atopic diseases. (source: Wikipedia)



Salba seeds are also known as chia seeds

Salba seeds are also known as chia seeds

The salba seed is the richest whole food source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. The seed is flavorless and odorless. The salba seed is the only ancient grain for which

there are acute and long term human nutritional studies. The salba seed is one of the most nutritional packed foods in the world. It has been labeled ” the super grain.” (source: Hub Pages)

Good for a gift or for your health

Good for a gift or for your health

Both sound like they have excellent nutritional benefits.  Each mix is quite tasty too.  And I am happy to report there is a health-conscious company out there who understands the needs of us trail-mix enthusiasts. 

Next time you’re at Walgreen’s, pick up a bag of the Salba Seed Trail Mix Toffee Nut Crunch or the Probiotic Trail Mix Yogurt Nut Blend.  Both worth a trial, if for nothing but the health benefits alone.


2 Responses to “A Vocab Lesson from Walgreen’s”

  1. Is that a chia-pet in hippo form? I want one. Love the vocab lesson. Salba seeds will be on my shopping list from now on

  2. I think it is an elephant. We are coming into prime Chia Pet season. Will keep my eyes opened for a hippo.

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