Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Did You Know… 

…that an age-old super seed provides energy and stamina that rivals modern caffeinated beverages…and boosts overall health and wellness?

In 3500 BC, long before designer coffee and energy drinks, ancient Aztecs and Mayans were powering up with a small but potent super seed.  Mayan for “strength,” chia seeds gave the Aztecs the brawn to rule over a large empire and the Mayans the energy and concentration to create unparalleled art, architecture, and scientific advancements.  The popularity of chia seeds declined, however, once Spain conquered Latin America and forbade the cultivation of the chia plant.

Today, chia seeds could play a pivotal role in the nutrient deficiency that is so rampant.  One-third of Americans consume 47% of their calories in the form of junk food and subsist primarily on just 3 plant foods: corn, wheat, and soy.

As the Standard American Diet (appropriately known as SAD) falls woefully short and the prevalence of chronic disease quickly escalates, nutritionists are searching for ancient natural solutions to regenerate the health of America.  Chia seeds—which provide maximal nutrients with minimum calories—are a time-honored super food that can ensure such success.

Charge Up Your Health with Chia 

Chia seeds are high in…

 

 

Essential Fatty Acids
Calcium
Fiber
Antioxidants
Protein
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Calcium
Zinc

 


      What do these nutrients mean to your health?  A host of benefits, fromlowered blood pressure to increased energy … decreased systemic inflammation … reduced risk of heart disease … protection against diabetes … balanced blood sugar levels … and beautiful hair, skin, and nails.

Chia seeds are also renowned for their high fiber content.  According to the American Dietetic Association, the average American only gets 12 to 15 grams of fiber a day instead of the recommended 20 to 35 grams.  Fiber aids in weight loss and slows digestion because it absorbs fluid and expands the digestive tract, thereby curbing appetite.  At 11 grams per ounce, chia seeds deliver 42% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of fiber.  Not only that, they absorb 12 times their own weight… a natural way to up your intake of fiber and decrease your intake of calories!

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