CHIA SEEDS
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food
CHIA SEEDS - Super Healthy Food

CHIA SEEDS

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CHIA SEEDS

  • For centuries this tiny seed was a staple food of the Indians in the southwest and Mexico.
  • Known as the running food, its use as a high-energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. It was said the Aztec warriors subsisted on the Chia seed during the conquests.
  • The Indians of the southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon when going on a 24-hour forced march.

Chia seeds (Salvia ) are a source of Omega 3 fatty acids and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and soluble fiber

Chia is an edible seed from the desert plant Salvia, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. Chia is familiar to most of us as a seed used for the novelty of the Chia Pet, clay animals with sprouted Chia seeds covering their bodies.

Little is known, however, of the seed’s tremendous nutritional value and medicinal properties. For centuries this tiny little seed was used as a staple food by the Indians of the southwest and Mexico. Known as the running food, its use as a high-energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. It was said the Aztec warriors subsisted on the Chia seed during the conquests. The Indians of the southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon full when going on a 24hr—forced march. Indians running from the Colorado River to the California coast to trade turquoise for seashells would only bring the Chia seed for nourishment.

Black Chia Seeds: A Nutritional and Antioxidant Powerhouse

One ounce of chia seeds provides eleven grams of fiber. This amount also includes calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin, zinc, and the proper ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Chia seeds are a rich source of antioxidants containing chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavonols. These compounds are both primary and synergistic antioxidants that contribute to the strong antioxidant activity of chia.

Studies show that eating chia seeds may slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This leads scientists to believe that the chia seed may benefit people with diabetes. Viscous fiber (that which appears like gelatin) may slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars and helps support healthy blood sugar levels.

This means mixing Chia Seeds with the food you already like to eat is beneficial.

Blood sugar naturally rises and falls throughout the day. It can also be what makes you drowsy in the afternoon. Dips and spikes aren’t good for consistent, healthy energy. The slowing of the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar can create endurance. Carbohydrates are the fuel for energy in the body. Prolonging their conversion into sugar stabilizes metabolic changes, diminishing the surges of highs and lows, creating a longer duration in their fueling effects. Protein also fuels energy, and the protein in the chia is complete.

More amazing properties of Chia Seeds

If you try putting a spoonful of Chia seeds in a glass of water and leaving it for approximately 30 minutes or so when you return, the glass will appear to contain not seeds or water but almost solid gelatin. This gel-forming reaction is due to the soluble fiber in the chia. Research believes this same gel-forming phenomenon occurs in the stomach when food containing these gummy fibers, known as mucilages, is eaten. The gel formed in the stomach creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. This blockage of calorie absorption makes the chia seed a great diet helper.

In addition to the obvious benefits for people with diabetes, this slowing in the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar offers the ability to create endurance. Carbohydrates are the fuel for energy in our bodies. Prolonging their conversion into sugar stabilizes metabolic changes, diminishing the surges of highs and lows, creating a longer duration in their fueling effects.

One of the exceptional qualities of the Chia seed is its hydrophilic properties, having the ability to absorb more than 12 times its weight in water. Its ability to hold on to water offers the ability to prolong hydration. Fluids and electrolytes provide an environment that supports the life of all the body’s cells. Their concentration and composition are regulated to remain as constant as possible. With Chia seeds, you retain moisture and regulate the body’s absorption of nutrients and body fluids more efficiently. Because there is greater efficiency in utilizing body fluids, the electrolyte balance is maintained.

You do not need to grind chia seeds to digest them. Chia is a relatively easy-to-digest seed, whereas flax seeds are not. Flax seeds need to be ground for the nutrients to be absorbed by our digestive systems. That is not the case with chia seeds. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid.

Chia seeds can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber, omega-3, and antioxidant supplement.

Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice are commonly consumed in Mexico and are known as chia. The soaked seeds are gelatinous in texture and are used in porridge and puddings. Taste-wise, chia seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and are a healthful addition to the diet.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Natural Black Chia Seeds may include:

  • Supporting cardiovascular health
  • Being very high in soluble fiber
  • May support healthy digestion and a healthy detoxification response
  • Strong antioxidant benefits
  • May support healthy joint function & mobility
  • May support prolonged energy & endurance
  • Supporting a healthy heart
  • Supporting healthy weight loss - dieters trying to reduce calorie consumption
  • Supporting healthy blood pressure levels
  • Higher antioxidants than blueberries

Macro and micronutrients of Black Chia Seeds include:

  • Protein (20-30%)
  • Lipids/Fatty Acids (Omega 3 & 6, 35%)
  • Carbohydrates and fiber (25%)
  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Folate, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Alpha Tocopherol,
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine, Glycine
  • Phytochemicals: phenolic acids, rosmarinic acid, protocatechuic ethyl ester, caffeic acid, gallic acid

Our Chia seeds are raw, non-GMO, non-irradiated, and cultivated without pesticides. Try them, and we know you’ll enjoy them.

Suggested Uses: Add one teaspoon to cereal, yogurt, and salads, or soak in chilled fruit juice to make delicious chia. Can also be mixed into flour when making bread, muffins, and other baked goods.