Organic Chia Seeds
A gluten free superseed, chia seeds are a source of Calcium and Iron, a high source of Fiber, and provide 3 grams of vegetarian Omega-3 per 15 gram serving.
Chia seeds also contain protein, essential vitamins and minerals and a host of antioxidants, giving them an ORAC value of 1,200 per 1 heaping tablespoon,15 gram serving.
It is said that Aztec warriors would consume a mixture of Chia and water during hunting trips to ensure stamina and endurance. These mild, nutty seeds are a fast and simple way to enhance your daily diet with an extra boost of dense superfood nutrition.
Who would benefit from Chia Seed and Chia Seed products?
Including chia in the diet has a positive impact on the blood glucose control of Type 2 Diabetes patients. A recent case study by accredited and practicing dietician Emma Morris of Stay Tuned Sports Medicine showed that “The inclusion of 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in the daily diet of diet-controlled Type 2 Diabetics, assisted in the reduction of their morning blood glucose levels and blood glucose levels 2 hours post-dinner”.
Consumers that want to increase their ENERGY LEVELS
Chia provides a sustained release of energy into the body. Many of our consumers are athletes who eat Chia to improve endurance and aid joint mobility and muscle repair.
Consumers that need to increase FIBRE in their diet
Chia contains 36% fibre of which 80% is insoluble and 20% soluble. Consuming fibre helps to lower cholesterol in the body, aids intestinal health, including regular gut function and can reduce the risk and occurrence of colon cancer. A high fibre diet has shown to improve blood sugar control and may help to assist some people with their diabetes management.
Consumers that want to MANAGE their WEIGHT
Chia Seed has the effect of thickening or bulking up food and therefore can give you a full sensation when you add it to food. This can result in you taking in fewer calories over the day and assist with weight loss. Chia also provides a slow release of energy which can sustain you for longer.
Consumers concerned about maintaining their HEART HEALTH
Chia Seed contains 20% Omega 3. Chia Oil, is a more concentrated source providing 60% Omega 3. The Omega 3 ALA found in Chia is especially important for a healthy heart and research has shown it can be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, maintaining artery function and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The heart foundation recommends a daily intake of 2g of Omega 3 ALA as opposed to Omega 3 DHA (found in fish oil) which should be consumed twice a week.
Consumers that want HEALTHY SKIN, HAIR and NAILS
Chia contains a high source of Omega 6 LA, antioxidants and protein which are all important for healthy skin. Studies have shown a diet containing antioxidants can slow the process of aging in the body. Hair and nails are also mostly made of protein. The human body uses protein to build and repair tissues and needs relatively large amounts of protein and must draw on it from the diet as protein isn’t stored in the body. Chia is a great natural source of protein since it contains 20% protein in each serve.
How to use:
Simply add Chia seeds to everything you eat to reduce the glycemic load of any recipe.
Take up to 5 tablespoons of Chia per day. Be sure to drink adequate water.
Chia’s neutral taste will nutritionally enhance all meals without altering the original flavor.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Chia to smoothies, desserts, yogurt, berries or on top of salads.
Make puddings, sauces and dressings.
Chia remains stable even when incorporated into soups, oatmeal and baked goods.
Use as a flour substitute or as a natural thickening agent.
Vegetarians can even use it as an egg replacement by creating a gel. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of Chia to 1 cup of cold water. A ½ cup of gel replaces roughly one egg.
Once opened, Chia does not require refrigeration if consumed within a 1-3 month period.
Add 1-2 tablespoons to your favorite smoothie recipe to create a nourishing, antioxidant rich smoothie.
Certified Organic Chia Seeds
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