Organic Chia Seeds (Essential Omega 3)
Organic Chia Seeds
About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have been famous with pre-Columbian people for centuries. Scientifically known as Salvia hispanica, this tiny dark seeds have always been consumed due to their nutritional and health value. Although they were originally famous around the Central American region, chia seeds have become famous and are sold all over the world as supplements. They were originally grown in Mexico and were majorly used by the Aztec warriors and Mayans.
They are termed as a superfood since they have very versatile uses in the human body. One of the reason they are famous is due to their omega-3 content. They are sold commercially in many forms such as chia bread, baby formulas, energy bars, and baby foods and even as food additives.
Chia seeds have been popular for centuries due to their nutritional value and health benefits. Some of these benefits include
- High nutritional level
Chia seeds are revered due to their nutritional content. These tiny seeds are packed with most of the important nutrients that the human body requires. They are a source of fiber, protein, omega-3 fats, calcium, carbohydrates, manganese, phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium and Vitamins A, B, D and E.These are some of the most important nutrients in the body for the formation of strong bones, muscle and even a healthy and functioning immunity system. Chia seeds would be recommendable for malnourished persons since theirs effects are quick and visible.
- Source of dietary fiber
Chia seeds contain one of the highest fiber levels among most known foods. Dietary fiber is important for the digestive tract. In fact, it helps in bowel regulation thus avoiding the risks of disorders such as hemorrhoids. Dietary fiber is also important in maintaining a healthy heart and even lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also important in the prevention of constipation which can at times be very severe.
- Helps in weight loss
Consumption of chia seeds can help for someone who is struggling with weight problems. This is due to their high fiber content. A high fiber content in the stomach leads to absorption of water in the stomach which in turn brings about a feeling of fullness in the stomach. This in turn leads to slowing of the rate at which food is absorbed into the body. A full stomach or at least a feeling of fullness leads to one losing their appetite. Loss of appetite means that one does not eat as frequently as they are used to thus leading to weight loss. Chia seeds also contain omega-3s which help to act against body fat.
- Regulates blood sugar level and fights diabetes
These tiny seeds are loaded with fiber which plays a very important role in keeping blood sugar level from spiking. This is very crucial especially after meals. These fibers are also important in maintaining metabolic balance in order to avoid metabolic imbalances which can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes and even high blood pressure. Chia seeds also help to dissolve excess fat in the blood which can also act as a hidden factor in the development of serious heart conditions and diabetes.
How to use
We suggest taking up to 15g a day mixed in foods, drinks or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
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