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Milled Chia Seed
Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for brian and heart health. The fibers found in chia seeds can support digestive health and weight loss by helping you feel full for a longer period of time after eating.
Servings: 15 Price Per Serving: $0.67
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|Dimensions||5 x 3 x 8 cm|
Milled chia seed offers an extraordinary nutritional profile, is gluten free and helps maintain a healthy, balanced diet. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, minerals, and antioxidants. Chia seeds are from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. They offer a number of essential minerals including calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Chia seeds are also a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid(ALA), which is an important omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower elevated triglyceride levels and boost levels of HDL(the good cholesterol), which helps clear the arteries for improved heart health.(1) Omega-3 fatty acids also support brain health.
Recently, a study analyzed the polyphenols (a class of antioxidants) in chia seed. The results showed that the phenolic concentrations were almost two times higher than previously reported along with higher antioxidant activity values than previously reported.(2) Antioxidants can help protect the body from free radicals and aging.
Another clinical study conducted by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto involved twenty subjects with type-2 diabetes who either ate chia seeds or wheat bran daily for twelve weeks. At the end of twelve weeks, the type-2 diabetics who ate chia seeds daily showed significant decreases in blood pressure, C reactive protein, and hemoglobin A1c(a marker of long term blood glucose).(3)
(1)11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (No. 3 is Best). (2014, June 8). Retrieved fromhttp://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/
(2)Martinez-Cruz, O., & Paredes-Lopez, O. (2014). Phytochemical profile and nutraceutical potential of chia seeds (salvia hispanica L.) by ultra high performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography.A, 1346, 43-48.
(3)Vuksan, V., Whitham, D., Sievenpiper, J. L., Jenkins, A. L., Rogovik, A. L., Bazinet, R. P., . . . Hanna, A. (2007). Supplementation of conventional therapy with the novel grain salba (salvia hispanica L.) improves major and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care, 30(11), 2804-2810.
- Color (in powder form)
- Product Flavor Profile (mixed with 8-10 oz. water)
- Faint nutty taste, viscous and gelatinous mouthfeel (if you’ve ever soaked chia seeds this is no surprise)
- Suggested Flavor Pairing
- A great addition to smoothies! Or try the Chocolate or Vanilla Low Caloric flavors they pair well with the nutty flavor.
- Alternative Uses: Add to…
- Cold Beverages (juice, milk, iced tea, etc.)
- Functional Garnish
*To experience the full benefits of your supplements make sure you are consuming the full recommended dose at the appropriate interval.