Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica which grows natively in South America. Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day. The ancient Aztecs, used chia seeds as a great way to retain water in the body and the Mayans prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” Nutri Bio Planet Chia Seeds are certified organic and grown in Mexico and are an excellent source for Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Iron, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids a
and various micronutrients.
- Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
Chia seeds are high in antioxidants that help to protect the delicate fats in the seeds. They also have various benefits for health.
- Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. This gives them the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water. Fiber also has various beneficial effects on health and has been shown to promote regularity, maintain blood sugar and promote a satiety effect.
- Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Chia seeds contain one of the highest concentrations of ALA, preserved by naturally-present cinnamic acids, known to extend shelf life and delay the effects of oxidation. Studies indicate omega-3’s help to reduce inflammation and improve cardiovascular health.
- They Are High in Many Important Bone Nutrients
Chia seeds are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. All of these nutrients are essential for bone health.