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Friday, July 5, 2013

Do You Know About The Power of the Chia Seed?

Health Tip - The Chia Seed

What is the Chia Seed?

The Chia Seed are native to South America and have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries.


The Chia Seed is the highest plant based source of Omega 3, fiber and protein. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


Chia Seeds help remove toxins from your body to lose weight and feel better.


The Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, Chia seeds' lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources.
  • Fiber - associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. An excellent source of fiber, with 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons.
  • Antioxidants -  helps protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer.
  •  Minerals - two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
  • Satiety - the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fiber and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to a satiating effect.
  • Gluten-Free - contains no gluten or grains.

  • Egg Replacer  - the outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can be used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods.
  • Dyslipidemia -  as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation - play an important role in regulating insulin levels.

  • Can Be Digested Whole - Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, Chia Seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient or egg-replacement benefits.
To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds with 3 tablespoon of water and let sit for 15 minutes.


Try some today

Information is Power!

 For information go to,,, www.USDA National Nutrient Databased: Seeds, chia, and

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Doc V

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