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Chia Seeds to Jump Start Your Health

Favorite place to buy Chia Seeds: Swanson Vitamins Chia Seeds

Diabetics, Athletes, and Weightloss People Pay Close Attention

Chia Seeds can help slow insulin production ... can really increase food satiation and physical endurance.

 

This Information is taken from various articles, links listed below:

In a recent report from William C. Douglass II, M.D., Chia Seeds offer ...

    • 6 times more calcium than whole milk
    • 15 times more magnesium than broccoli
    • 3 times more antioxidant capacity than fresh blueberries …
    • More fiber than flaxseed,
    • more protein than soy

This "ultimate superfood" has been sitting right under our noses for over 500 years, and totally ignored until just recently!

 

Another profile claims that Chia Seeds have:

  • 8x more Omega-3's than salmon
  • 25% more dietary fiber than flax
  • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 15x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 7x more antioxidants than oranges
  • 6x more calcium than milk
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • 3x more fiber than oats

 

Chia Seed Overview

 

 

Chia Seeds Benefit Your Health

Chia is an evidence-based registered variety of Salvia hispanica L. and is nutritionally superior to flax and soy. Chia is the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber currently known to man.

Promotes Cardiovascular Health:chia


According to the American Heart Association, Omega-3 fatty acids can normalize blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, while helping promote healthy heart and blood vessels.

Assists Joint Function & Mobility:

With six times more calcium than milk, and with greater amounts of high-quality protein than the one found in soy, Chia also helps strengthen muscles and bones.

Improves Digestion & Natural Detoxification:

Chia can absorb a whopping 12+ times its weight in water – flax seed only absorbs 6-8 times its weight. Chia´s insoluble fiber reduces digestive transit time and removes toxins as it passes through the digestive tract.

Supports Healthy Weight Loss:

Chia´s high fiber content and its ability to reduce blood sugar levels after meals inhibits the appetite, thus making it the perfect food for healthy, effective weight loss. Thanks to its neutral flavor and color, Chia integrates seamlessly into any healthy recipe (soups, salads, cereals, a great health addition to any dish.

 

ABC News on Chia Seeds

 

 

15 Facts About Chia Seeds

When you think of the word "chia" you probably think of chia pets. That's what came to mind when I first heard about it (for good reason - chia pets are grown with chia seeds). I didn't pay much attention to it and walked by the bags of it for sale in Whole Foods without a second thought. It turns out I was walking past a newly rediscovered "superfood."

I say "rediscovered" because chia was prized as a superfood for thousands of years before it was nearly forgotten.

Here are 15 facts I found out about chia:

greenbullet.png The chia plant (Salvia hispanica), sometimes referred to as chia sage, originated in the central valley of Mexico and is a member of the mint family.

greenbullet.pngRecords indicate chia seeds were used as a food source as far back as 3500 B.C.

greenbullet.pngIt was the third most important crop for the Aztecs, who recognized it as a "superfood" and prized it so highly that it was often used as currency.

greenbullet.pngAztec warriors and runners are believed to have sustained themselves for an entire day on just a tablespoon of chia.

greenbullet.pngAfter the Spanish conquest, chia seed nearly disappeared as the Spaniards banned foods that were linked in any way to Aztec religion or tradition and virtually wiped out the complex agricultural system established by the Aztecs in order to grow foods that were popular in Spain instead.

greenbullet.pngThe word chia is derived from the Aztec word chian, which means "oily."

greenbullet.pngThe name of the Mexican state of Chiapas, originally called Chiapan, translates loosely to "river where the chia sage grows."

greenbullet.pngAccording to Aztec mythology, chia seed came from the nose of the maize god, Cinteotl.

greenbullet.pngThe Chumash Indians of California also cultivated chia and prized it for its beneficial properties. This variety of chia is often referred to as chia sage or California chia.

greenbullet.pngChia seeds have more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant food, including flax seeds.

greenbullet.pngChia seeds are about 20% protein.

greenbullet.pngWhen soaked in water for 30 minutes, chia seeds form a thick gel. This gel also forms in the stomach when chia seeds are consumed. That sounds bad, but researchers believe it actually slows down the rate at which digestive enzymes turn carbs into sugar, making it especially beneficial for diabetics and others with blood sugar issues.

greenbullet.pngThe popular Mexican drink chia fresca is made by soaking chia seeds in water until they become gelatinous and then adding sugar and lemon or lime juice.

greenbullet.pngChia is hydrophilic and can absorb more than 12 times its weight in water. This makes it helpful in maintaining body hydration, something that is especially beneficial for athletes who need to remain hydrated during races and endurance activities.

greenbullet.pngChia seeds are so high in antioxidants that they do not spoil easily and can be stored for long periods, unlike flax seeds.

References
What is chia?
The Magic of Chia Seeds
Wikipedia article on chia

 

Marathon Runner Discusses Chia Seeds

 

 

Chia Seeds Health Benefits Include:

  • Contain the highest plant source of Omega-3 on the planet!
  • Chia SeedFDA Approved.
  • Heart Health
  • Mental Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Great for Diabetics
  • Effective for Treating Hypoglycemia.
  • Chia Seeds contain more Antioxidants than blueberries.
  • Chia Seeds are a complete protein with all 9 amino-acids.
  • Chia Seeds are an excellent source of Calcium, Magnesium & Iron.
  • Chia Seeds are 100% natural and raw.
  • Our Chia Seed is Certified Kosher, NON-GMO & GLUTEN-FREE.
  • Chia Seeds are an effective aid to healthy weight loss.  The fiber rich chia seeds and slowly metabolized carbs can help to curb the appetite and has been shown to help lose weight when included with a balanced and healthy diet.

 

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT:

 

  • http://eatinghealthy.blogspot.com/2007/11/salba-seeds-super-source-of-omega-3.html
  • http://www.drtytus.com/Salba-Seed-Health-Benefits-Diabetes.html
  • http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/15-facts-about-chia-seeds.html
  • http://getchia.com/about-chia/chia-seed-benefits-for-your-health

 

 

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