Health benefits of chia seeds
The benefits of chia seeds and chia extracts to our health are many, and can be quite dramatic. See below for details of a university study into the effects of Omega-3, plus other details about the health benefits of this super seed!
Read what the University of Maryland Medical Centre says about the benefits of Omega-3.
Clinical evidence is strongest for heart disease and problems that contribute to heart disease...
Omega-3 fatty acids may also be useful in the treatment or prevention of other conditions, including:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Some skin disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Macular Degeneration
- Menstrual pain
- Colon cancer, breast cancer or prostate cancer
More than Omega-3
While chia is rich in Omega-3, the other nutrients in the seeds can help boost your general health as well. Chia seeds are very high in protein and their high fibre content can improve gastrointestinal health. They are naturally gluten-free (making them an ideal food or ingredient for those with Celiac Disease or other gluten intolerance / gluten sensitivity conditions) and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They may even help some people lose weight, if taken before meals.
Getting our families to eat the right things isn't always easy. Getting them to take fish oil every day to get their Omega-3 can be almost impossible, however chia makes it very easy because the nutrients are in there but you’re the only one who knows!
Just 25 grams per day of chia seeds is enough to receive the right amount of Omega-3 needed to keep a healthy balance - not to mention all the protein, calcium, fibre, iron and other vitamins and minerals chia brings to the table.
By using it in several different recipes you can ensure the children (and adults!) in your family receive the valuable Essential Fatty Acid of Omega-3.
With all the vitamins and minerals that chia gives us, it makes this a true "SUPER FOOD" with unlimited potential in our daily lives.
Join "The Chia Revival" and next time you read an article on the many benefits of Omega-3 you can just smile and know that you and your family are covered, everyday!