Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Chia SeedsHigh quality, organically grown chia seed. Nutritionally superior over Flax seeds. Unlike Flax, Chia Seed does not have to be ground before consumption. Chia Seed is among the richest sources of the heart-healthy Omega fatty acids, and it boasts an formidable arsenal of antioxidants. Chia Seeds can be eaten plain or mixed in foods without altering the flavor. Chia deserves the most to be called a Superfood.
“…these healthful, edible seeds are a better source of omega-3 fatty acids than flaxseed (the fats protect against inflammation and heart disease). Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows in southern Mexico… Unlike flaxseed, chia seeds can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid and don't require grinding (whole flaxseed is tough to digest). Chia provides fiber (about 2 tablespoons--25 g--give you 7 g of fiber) as well as other important nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin, and zinc… In a preliminary study from the University of Toronto, researchers fed 21 diabetics either a supplement made from chia or grains with similar fiber content. After 3 months, blood pressure in patients taking chia dropped (10 points diastolic, 5 points systolic) while the grain group's BP remained steady…” – Dr. Andrew Weil

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