Eat Wholefoods Chia seeds are a complete protein source, high in fibre and easily digested. They may promote weight loss in those with diabetes as shown by the Toronto study.
Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 oils, the omega oil that helps protect the heart by reducing inflammation; Omega–3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure slightly, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats. In one study, a group of diabetics took chia seeds whilst others diets were substituted with grains with similar amount of fibre. The blood pressure of those who took chia dropped significantly. According to one measure, omega-3 fatty acids should make up 5% to 10% of your total calories.
They originate in South America and was a banned crop after the Spanish conquest because of religious implications.
They were so highly prized as a crop that it was used as currency. And why would this be? They would be preserved for a long time without degenerating, thus would protect people during drought or any other resource scarcity.
Use chia seeds in smoothies and on cereals, even desserts, they make an important addition to a vegetarian’s diet, there’s a whole resource of recipes on the internet when you search. They suit the diets of athletes, meat eaters, retail assistants, mothers, IT workers…for everyone. They are affordable, even essential seed, which you can eat up to 2 dessertspoon every day. But CHEW WELL all your food. It’s the beginning stages of digestion.
To read more about complete digestion and how chewing REALLY helps the body to get the most of food, read Pat’s Blog…https://www.eatwholefoods.co.uk/2016/09/17/on-chewing-well/
Good value and freshly packed, these tiny seed titans are an essential store cupboard for those who want to protect their heart through the foods they eat.