Chia Seeds

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It’s time to put away your expensive diet and energy pills, Omega-3 and fiber supplements


Chia
, known as Salvia Hispanica L., is nutritionally superior to flax and soy and is the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber known to man. With six times more calcium than milk and much greater amounts of high quality complete protein than soy, chia is also excellent for strong muscles and bones. Furthermore, Chia contains Boron; a trace nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium.

Chia’s ability to absorb an amazing 12+ times its weight in water, and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars, improves digestive transit time and removes toxins as it passes through the digestive track. Simply put, Chia’s high fiber content, unique gelling action, and its ability to reduce blood sugar levels after meals will help cut your appetite, thus making it the perfect food for healthy, effective weight loss; you will lose weight without starving. Add to the fact that its combination of complete protein, vitamins and minerals keep you energized all day long- and now you understand why Chia is a perfect addition to your diet.

Chia-seed-drinkRunners love Chia for its ability to provide a sustained amount of energy over a prolonged period of time. Little history lesson: Chia seeds have been around for centuries, and were the main food source of the Indian’s of Mexico and the south-west. This little seed was used to sustain energy levels by the ancient Aztec warriors during battles.

Want more benefits? Chia contains twice the amount of potassium than bananas, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, and carries several times more antioxidants than blueberries. We think SuperFood is spelt C- H- I- A!

Thanks to its neutral flavor and color, Chia integrates seamlessly into any healthy recipe and enhances the flavor of whatever you mix it with. Unlike flax, chia seeds do not need to be ground and can be added to just about anything you want to eat. You can start by simply adding a tablespoon to a glass of lemonade to create a drink known in Mexico as Chia Fresca, or to any other juice. You can also add it to your morning cereal. Just wait about 3 minutes for the chia seeds to soak up the liquid.

It’s health benefits have been known for centuries and there is no reason not to include this superfood into your daily routine. Sprouted chia seeds are always a healthier option, but non sprouted is fine as well.

 

 

Nutritional info:

Vitamins A, B, C and E
High in Calcium, Potassium,
Phosphorus, Magnesium,
Niacin, Iron, zinc, copper,
Boron, plus many more
vitamins and minerals.
Omega-3, Omega-6, Fiber,
Antioxidants, Amino Acids
Protein: 20-25%

Traditionally Used for:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Digestion
  • Endurance & Energy
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle & Bones
  • Detox
  • Premature aging

 Chia Seed Recipes

 

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