Chia Seeds Getting the Healthy Reputation They Deserve
January 15, 2014
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Although I’ve been reading and studying about nutrition and fitness, I had never heard of people eating chia seeds until a friend saw a photo of one of my smoothies on Facebook and suggested that I add chia in the future. It turns out that Chia Seeds are considered a Superfood and are indeed super healthy – with advantages over flax seeds and better nutritional benefits. It also turns out my friend is the President of Chosen Foods in San Diego, which sells Chia Seeds, Avocado Oil for cooking and Nopal powder – and that I am now representing their line of health products here in the Pacific Northwest.
Some facts about chia seeds include (as noted on the attached photo): they have 100% more essential fatty acids than salmon, has double the antioxidants found in blueberries, has 6 times more calcium than milk, 6 times more iron than spinach, 41% of daily fiber in one serving, it is a great anti-inflamatory, and chia seeds provide natural extended energy and have long been known as “Aztec Running Food.”
Our friends who have allergies to gluten will be happy to know that Chia Seeds are gluten-free and can replace fat and increase nutrient density in virtually any recipe. Advanced clinical trials have also been demonstrating that chia seeds may support a healthy heart, assist in protecting against chronic diseases like cancer, help to lower blood sugar and help support weight loss.