We all know the need for Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) in our diet. Everything from depression and ADHD to heart disease and hypertension can be caused from a lack of Omega-3 in the diet. Did you know Chia is the highest plant source of Omega-3 known to man?
•Chia Bia™ has 2700mg Omega-3 per 15g serving.
•Chia is a very powerful anti-inflammatory.
•Chia is rich in antioxidants which protect its delicate essential fatty acids from oxidation. Unlike other sources of Omega-3 oils (e.g. flax, hemp or fish) Chia doesn’t require the artificial or added antioxidants such as vitamins in order to remain fresh. Therefore Chia seeds remain fresh for longer and don't require refrigeration.
•Chia has 5 times more calcium than milk and the calcium is more readily absorbed thanks to the traces of boron which is vital for bone health.
•Chia has 19 to 23% protein content and is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids more than that found in traditional cereals such as wheat (13.7%), corn (9.4%), rice (6.5%), oatmeal (16.9%) and barley (12.5%)
•Chia’s protein is gluten-free.
•Chia seeds are highly hydrophilic with the ability to hold about nine to twelve times their weight in water. This ability can prolong hydration and retain electrolytes in body fluids especially during exertion or exercise. These hydrating properties also prevent muscle fatigue during exercise and aid muscle recover after exercise.
•Chia provides 27.6 grams of fibre per 100 grams of seed equivalent to 100% of the recommended daily doses for adults. This soluble fibre cleans the intestines by bringing and transporting debris from the intestinal walls so that it can be eliminated efficiently and regularly. A daily dose of Chia seeds provides an excellent fibre source and most people notice a difference in less than a week.
•Great for all ages from infants to the elderly. There are hundreds of ways to incorporate Chia in your families diet
Other benefits from including Chia in your diet:
Anti-inflammatory properties: Chia seeds are the highest source of the essential fatty acid
OMEGA 3 making them a powerful anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to bring considerable relief to the pain associated with arthritis and other similar conditions. It eases aches and pains caused by ageing, old injuries and increases joint movement.
High blood pressure: significant reductions have been seen.
Cholesterol levels: reductions of 25% have been noted within 10 weeks of starting Chia.
Heart disease: Chia is recommended to maintain heart health and improve patient outcomes. People who eat an ALA (alpha Linolenic acid) diet are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.
Type 2 diabetes: Chia seeds form a physical barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar thus reducing blood sugar levels and diminishing sugar peaks and troughs.
Dry skin conditions e.g. dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis. Chia has been reported as easing these conditions and promoting wound healing
Digestive disorders: Chia has been reported as bringing relief to digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Note: Those with IBS or inflammation of the bowel should start slowly with 1 teaspoon and over the course of a month increase to 2 - 3 teaspoons. Chia seeds are high in fibre and will regulate your system to where it should be.
Chia is also suitable for those with Celiac disease as it is completely gluten free. Chia seeds have a high fibre content making it effective in treating constipation especially that associated with the side affects of medication.
Brain health: Chia helps improve concentration it has provided relief from depression and children with ADHD and Autism have shown some improvement.
Improved Energy levels: Chia gives us more energy during the day and more importantly at the end of the day. This is not jumping out of your skin type energy as associated with caffeine but you won’t be as tired as you used to be.
Hormone levels: Chia will help balance hormone levels and reduce the symptoms associated with PMT, painful periods and menopause.
Chia seeds are not a cure for any disease or medical condition however they are a highly nutritional food that helps us to maintain our good health by helping us manage many ailments and diseases we suffer from.
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