Chia Seeds (Black)
Organic Chia Seeds (Black)
Chia seeds are quickly gaining the respect they deserve as one of the world's most well-balanced, all-purpose superfoods. The chia seed is the edible seed of a desert planet that grows abundantly in Southern Mexico. This food staple of the Aztecs is one of the best plant-based sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, contains high levels of dietary fiber, and, surprisingly, is high in protein.
You may have heard of the chia seed back in the 1970’s, when it was reduced to being the “fur” for novelty toys shaped as pets. This incredible superfood is quickly gaining the reputation it deserves as a superfood that provides an outstanding combination of Omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
- 100% pure
- High in antioxidants
- High in protein
- High in Omega-3's
- High in fiber
A Plant-Based Source of Omega-3’s
Our Chia Seeds contain the perfect balance of Omega -3 and 6 fatty acids, a feat rarely found in one food source. Vegans and vegetarians are embracing the chia seed as a plant-based form of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), and even those who consume fish oil to get their Omega-3’s are realizing that the chia seed is a healthier and more effective source of this heart-healthy fat.
More Fiber Than Most Cereal Grains Per Ounce
The chia seed is a miracle food when it comes to keeping the digestive system healthy and functioning optimally. Just one ounce of our Chia Seeds provides a whopping 11 grams of dietary fiber, making it one of the richest sources of soluble fiber on the planet. This is great news for those suffering from hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, and digestive issues. If you’ve ever mixed chia seeds with water, you’ve noticed that they form a gelatinous mass in just a few minutes. That gel is the fiber of the seed, and it travels through the intestinal tract at a much slower pace than cereal grains, reducing the rate of glucose absorption into the body. The gummy substance that forms when chia seeds hit water, or stomach acids, is known as mucilage, and it creates a barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes that help break them down more efficiently. Chia seeds have the ability to slow down the amount of time that our bodies convert carbohydrates and calories to simple sugars. Researchers say that consuming chia seeds can benefit diabetics and those who need to lose excess weight.
Regulating Blood Sugar and Keeping The Body Hydrated
Chia seeds help to stabilize the blood sugar, giving you increased and constant energy throughout the day. Individuals who eat our Chia Seeds in their morning cereals or mixed with a mid-day shake notice that they don’t experience the dips and spikes associated with irregularly low and high blood sugar. Our Chia Seeds are an excellent way to retain endurance when it is most needed.
One of the inherent properties of the chia seed, the ability to absorb 12 times it’s weight in water, makes it a terrific supplement to keep the body hydrated. Our bodies need fluids to facilitate almost every function that takes place on a cellular level, and the chia seed helps to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance and regulate moisture in the system.
Providing All-Over Healing With a Full-Spectrum of Vitamins and Nutrients
The chia seeds nutritional profile doesn’t end with its impressive fiber statistics. Our Chia Seeds are a complete source of plant-based protein and they contain a myriad of essential vitamins and minerals, like calcium, magnesium, copper, niacin, and zinc.
The use of the chia seed as a food staple dates back to the Indians in Southern and Western Mexico, where it was known as “the running food.” Aztec warriors depended on the chia seed to keep them sustained during battle, and the Indians that trekked from the Colorado River to the California Coast made room for the chia seed as their sole source of food.
Today, this small seed, which comes from a desert plant associated with the mint family, grows abundantly in Southern Mexico. The chia seed is enjoying its new status as a healing superfood, acting as an aid for good cardiovascular health, weight loss, normal blood pressure, enhanced energy, and proper digestion. Our chia seeds are strong detoxification agents and contain more antioxidants than blueberries.
Try our Chia Seeds in puddings, cereals, baked goods, and smoothies. Our Chia Seeds are easy to digest, so there is no need to grind them to unleash their healing properties.
If cared for properly, our Chia Seeds have a shelf life of up to two years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
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While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Chia Seeds may include:
- Very high in dietary fiber
- May be effective in regulating blood sugar
- High amounts of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- May reduce junk food or sugar cravings
- High in antioxidants
- May be beneficial for providing increased and constant energy
- A complete protein source
- Contains numerous vitamins and minerals
- Studies show that it may slow the body’s conversion of starches into sugars
- May be helpful in combating diabetes
- May help the body to retain moisture
- May be beneficial for supporting cardiovascular health
- May promote healthy digestion
- May possess natural detoxifying properties
- May be useful for alleviating rheumatoid arthritis
- May be helpful for improving emotional well-being
- Studies indicating that it may contain anti-aging properties
- May be effective in regulating blood pressure
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