Originating from the time of the Aztec, Inca and Maya when it was, due to its value, used as a means of payment. They grew chia like one of their main nutritional crops, but they also used it as one of their primary ingredients in medicine and ritual ceremonies. In Mexico they say that only 1 tablespoon of this seed is enough to keep a man going for 24 hours without any other food intake.
The organic chia seed is without gluten, and an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also an excellent source of energy.
They consider it for one of the healthiest foods on the planet and is therefore categorized as a “superfood”. The seed is rich in nutrients which are essential to the human body and brain. It has 6 times more calcium than whole milk, 3 times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 20% more fibers than a flax seed, and 60% the fat in the seeds are Omega 3 fatty acids which is 8 times more than salmon. It also contains zinc, vitamins A, D, E, K and B group vitamins. It also has traces of boron which is the main mineral which helps transfer calcium into bones.
Excellently hydrates the body (because it has the ability to easily absorb water), regulates the balance of electrolytes in the body, speeds up the breakdown of fatf, helps in weight loss, and gives the feeling of satiety and revitalizes muscles.
Due to the high concentration of fibers it improves digestion and helps combat digestive system diseases. The high levels of antioxidants protect the seed from rancidity and protects us from free radicals which lead to aging and cause various diseases.
Chia seeds have a positive impact on leveling of glucose in the blood and is therefore great for diabetics who need to take it before or during meals. Chia seeds help with diabetes as their gel creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down and slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
It is recommended for children, athletes, vegetarians and vegans.
Dosage: The recommended daily intake is 1 tablespoon. Chia seeds are a great substitute for eggs, just mix them with water to make gel and add them as a substitute for eggs in recipes (1 tablespoon of gel = 1 egg). You can sprinkle them onto almost every food you eat. Add them to the dough when you knead bread or are making muffins. Add them to breakfast cereals, soups and salads or mix with water or coconut water to get a thick gel.
Chia seeds do not have to be milled like flax seeds do in order to get all of the nutrients out of them. Another advantage over flax seed is that they have a longer shelf life.
Composition: 100% organic chia seeds