The Chia Co. Black Chia Seed Pouch
Australian Grown Chia
100% Chemical Free
Chia Seeds are the new celebrity super food. So what is all the fuss about? These tiny seeds are just bursting with goodness. Chia seeds are exceedingly rich in Omega 3 oils,In fact it contains more Omega 3 than oily fish and is chock full of fibre and protein. Chia is literally loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is incredibly versatile.
To boost the nutrition of your meal, try sprinkling Chia on salads, yoghurt or cereals. Chia can also be used in any kind of sweet or savoury baking such as muffins or bread. When mixed with water, Chia forms a thick gel which is great to blend into soups, stews or smoothies.
So what can they do for you?
Diet & Weight Loss... Organic Chia could be helpful as part of your diet plan. That's because chia is high in fibre.
According to the NHS website, "Fibre has many health benefits can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, some cancers, and improve digestive health."
"However, many people don't get enough fibre. On average, most people in the UK get about 14g of fibre a day. You should aim for at least 18g a day."
10g of organic chia will provide you with 3.8g of fibre.
Reducing Tiredness... When we're full of energy and life, we're more likely to enjoy ourselves, and be active and exercise.
To lose weight exercise is key factor: Vitamin B3, Magnesium and Iron contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamins B1,B3, and well as Calcium Magnesium and Iron, contribute to normal energy-producing metabolism, and Iron contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body.
Digestive Health... The Calcium in chia contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes, while Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism, to normal acid-base metabolism, to normal macronutrient metabolism, and to normal metabolism of fatty acids. Chia is great if you are looking to add calcium to your diet whilst avoiding dairy.
Skin, Hair & Nails... The vitamins and minerals in chia such as vitamins B3 and Zinc, contribute to the maintenance of normal skin. B3 and Zinc also contribute to the maintenance of normal hair, and Zinc to the maintenance of normal nails.
Mental Health... There are vitamins and minerals which are important for our mental health. Vitamins B1, B3, and Magnesium contribute to normal psychological function. Iron and Zinc to normal cognitive function, and Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission.
Heart & Blood Pressure... Potassium and Calcium support normal muscle function, and vitamin B1 contributes to the normal function of the heart. Potassium also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells and Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting. Protein, Zinc and Calcium contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.
The Omega 3 oils in Chia contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (daily intake of 2g) and to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (daily intake of 250mg).
Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Happily for those who can't tolerate gluten when it comes into contact with their small intestine (known as coeliac disease), Chia is 100% gluten-free.
How and Where we Farm... DID YOU KNOW?
Chia is not created equal. Where and how Chia is grown has a significant impact on its nutritional properties. The latitude, water source, day length, climate, soil and harvesting methods all play a part in developing nutrition in the seed. The Chia Co chia is grown in Western Australia, because it provides the ideal growing conditions for Chia including latitude, soil type, ample water from Lake Argyle and a distinct dry season for growing Chia. The combination of all these elements is crucial to maximize the Omega 3 content and purity of every seed.