In Mayan, Chia means strength and has over 3000 years of history as an ancient revered crop. Chia was considered more valuable than gold to the Aztecs. Its amazing nutritional profile makes it a near complete food, providing essential protein, fats and carbohydrates as well as a wide array of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Chia is one of the highest plant based omega-3 sources, outperforming even flax seeds. It is therefore a wonderful anti-inflammatory food.
The soluble fibre rich gel in Chia soothes the digestive system and slows the release of sugars into the bloodstream stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Chia is known as a dieters dream food as it bulks up meals with low calorie nutrient density without altering flavour.
The combination of essential fats, fibre and protein make Chia an excellent food for improving fitness and endurance. it also has the ability to help keep the body hydrated and electrolytes balanced.
The potent antioxidants in chia naturally preserve the sensitive omega-3 oils and provide an anti-aging benefits!! 🙂
Here you can see a few recipes with Chia seeds. They are all very quick and simple to make and utterly delicious. I most often eat my chia porridge in the morning. Love it ♥
♥ I recommend Chia seeds for babies from 8 months old. It is very easy to mix them in their puree or porridge.