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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Chia Seeds Info
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.
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I love using this product by putting a tsp in my morning oats along with chopped dates, cinnamon, tumeric and a pinch of chilli mixed altogether with cocnut milk and it lasts me till lunch !!
We have been taking chia seeds for ages after I read the benefits of them also they give extra protein. We either add them to muesli or for the winter we have rolled oats porridge and cook them with the oats. Feel that they help in that I no longer feel as hungry mid morning.
Good supplement to use with nutrient infusions. Also appears to be helping stabilise glucose levels.
Chia seeds were recommended to me by someone who knew of the stabilising glucose level properties. This appears to be the case for me though a bit hard to judge how much at the moment as have also been recently prescribed a change of insulin. Chis seeds are easy to ingst and I usually take them with morning yoghurt. Thanks team.
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