Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Photo credit to the Bulk Herb Store

These seeds are known as “Indian Running Food” - Aztecs used this as a high energy endurance food during their conquests. “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength.
The Chia seed is one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory agent that is good for healthy skin and involved in the cholesterol metabolism function. It is an excellent source of natural antioxidants, protein, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper, and iron. In fact, Chia contains six times more iron than spinach. Also, it’s gluten free.
Chia seeds have been known to:
  • increase energy and strength
  • heighten endurance
  • level blood sugar
  • promote intestinal regularity
  • These seeds can be ground and mixed with flour to make breads, but it is not necessary to grind Chia seed as they can be taken whole. They can be added to foods like cereals, juices, broths, salads, and yogurt. Also, Chia seeds will last for years without refrigeration.

    Thanks to The Bulk Herb Store for the information

    Blessings - 

    ~ Aspen 


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