About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are the highest known plant source of Omega-3, with 8 times more than salmon! Unlike other sources of this important Essential Fatty Acid (eg. Flax or fish oil), it is in a highly stable form due to its powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. The plant originates from the central Americas, it is heat loving and can grow in virtually desert - like conditions, with beautiful purpley - blue or white flowers.
Chia is an easy way to add healthy nutrition to your daily diet, with Vitamins A, B12 and C, complete protein (18 Amino Acids), minerals including potassium, phosphorous, folate, zinc, iron, and calcium as well as bowel-regulating soluble and insoluble fibre.
Chia is gluten free
It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!
It boasts 20% protein
The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids
It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries)
Chia contains five times more calcium than milk
Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges
It contains three times more iron than spinach
It contains twice the potassium content of banana
It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails
It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics)
Chia makes a great egg replacement. Just combine with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg.
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