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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, native to Central America, have been cultivated since ancient times as a nutritious food crop. Chia seed has more Omega 3 and dietary fibre than any other food source. Check out the awesome Top 10 Superfoods for Exceptional Health infographic, & have a read of the Chia Seeds: The Mayan secret to better health blog article

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What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, native to Central America, have been cultivated since ancient times as a nutritious food crop. Chia seed has more Omega 3 and dietary fibre than any other food source. Although it was a staple food of the Aztecs chia grain hasn’t been part of our modern diet because it’s not so easy to grow, requiring specific climatic conditions. In recent times Australia has developed chia as a food crop, and in 2008 was the world’s largest producer.

Chia Seeds Benefits

Chia seeds are primarily an easily digestible and highly nutritious wholefood, considered one of the superfoods. They can be eaten raw or sprouted, providing a concentrated source of protein, essential fatty acids and fibre. As a ‘superfood’ chia seed enhances energy and endurance. They supply a full range of B vitamins including B17 (laetrile), good levels of calcium, trace minerals and antioxidants. As a source of complete protein chia seeds contain all the essential amino acids we need. The high Omega 3 content promotes heart health and supports joint function and mobility. The fibre content promotes digestive health, bowel regularity and balanced weight management.

Chia Seeds Side Effects and Contraindications

Side effects are rare, but there are cases of allergy to chia seeds and also of bloating and gas from eating too many chia seeds. Chia seeds lower blood pressure so may be contraindicated if you are already hypotensive. Contraindicated if taking blood thinning medication such as Warfarin.

Product Reviews

  • Easy to pour and value for money

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    These Chia Seeds are great value for money and it is handy having them in a container so they are easy to pour.

    Alina

    10/01/17

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    Chia seeds are chia seeds but i love this brand

    Rebekah

    6/01/17

  • Best quality

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    Really rate this brand of chia seeds
    Great quality!!

    Wendy

    3/01/17

Wellness Blog

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    Chia seeds, the seeds of the plant Salvia hispanica, are native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala but grows throughout South America as well.  Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been […]

  • Creamy coconut, chia & date porridge recipe

    Ingredients: 1 cup whole oats 8 dried dates – finely diced 2 tablespoons BioBalance Certified Organic Chia Seeds 1 1/2 cups coconut cream 2 cups water pinch cinnamon pinch nutmeg 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla essence […]

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