Real • Organic Black Chia Seed

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Real • Organic Black Chia Seed
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Overview

Chia seeds sustainably sourced premium quality seeds, offering impeccable nutrition, taste and versatility. Without unwanted additives and naturally free of gluten, our unrefined chia seeds allow you to reap the full benefits of this ancient superfood.. They are loaded with fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

Chia seeds are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. All of these nutrients are essential for bone health. Chia Seeds are also high in Quality Protein contain a good balance of essential amino acids, so our bodies should be able to make use of the protein in them .

Fiber also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, which is important because keeping your gut bugs well fed is absolutely crucial for health

Chia seeds are renowned for being one of the best foods for losing weight. These seeds contain some of the highest protein levels among all plants, making them great for burning fat, building muscle, and balancing blood sugars. Chia seeds contain a variety of nutrients, and these nutrients come in high quantities. They also contain more antioxidants than blueberries, and contain more fibre than regular wheat. Chia seeds are the best product for those who want to slim down while consuming an abundance of nutrients!

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Place of Origin: Bolivia

Quality Testing & Packaging In: Canada

Size: 200g

Shelf Life: 12 months. Refrigeration is recommended to extend shelf life.

Organic Ingredients:Black Chia Seeds


Nutrition Facts (per 50g)

Ingredients & Amount

% of Daily Value

Calories  250

 

Fat, 16 g

  • Saturated,  1.5 g
  • Tans,  0 g

24%

8%

Cholesterol,  0 mg

 

Sodium, 10 mg

0%

Carbohydrate, 22 g

  • Fiber,  19 g
  • Sugar,  0 g

7%

76%

Protein, 1 g

 

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Calcium

Iron

0%

0%

30%

0%



Directions
: Chia seeds have a mild, nutty taste and can easily be added to most dishes as a garnish. However, chewing whole chia seeds is generally not the best way for the body to digest nutrients. The best way to access their vitamins and minerals is to either grind or soak them. Consuming copious amounts of chia seeds can sometimes result in stomach discomfort, due to the high fibre content. Make sure to eat them in moderation, or drink lots of water if you aren't grinding or soaking the chia seeds.


Tips for Storing
: Please keep in a cool, dry place. Avoid direct sunlight. Consume as soon as possible after unsealing.

 

Raw vs. Soaking

Although it doesn't harm your body to eat raw chia seeds, soaking them tends to be the best way to absorb the nutrients. If you soak them,  you can release the “enzyme inhibitors” that are used to protect the seed.

This makes the chia seeds much easier to digest. Also, your body can easily access the dense nutrients inside the seeds if they are soaked. Regardless, chia seeds are great for you whether you eat them raw or soak them. However, by soaking them you don't waste any of their valuable nutrients!

To soak chia seeds, mix them in a 1:10 ratio of chia to water. That’s about 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds in one cup of water. Then let them sit for about 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Since chia seeds can hold up to 12 times its weight in water, they are a wonderful tool for preventing dehydration. However, if you choose not to soak them, then they can also absorb water from you during digestion.  If you consume them raw, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated.

 

Chia Seed Nutritional Profile

The reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fibre, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals such as:

Dietary fibre (11g – 42% recommended daily value)

Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)

Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)

Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)

Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)

Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)

Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)

Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)

Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)

Chia also contains essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of anti-oxidants.

 

Chia Seeds Benefits

 Skin & Aging  - Researchers from Mexico recently discovered that chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported, and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70% of free radical activity.

This essentially proves that chia seeds are one of the riches antioxidants in nature. Antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems and prevent further damage. Taking chia seeds can prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damage.

 Digestive Health  - Chia is super-high in fibre, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended fibre intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic Association. 

Fiber is essential for your body’s ability to balance insulin levels.  According to the National Institute of Health, seeds like flax and chia can naturally balance blood sugar due to its high fibre content and healthy fats.

Since chia is high in dietary fibre, it promotes bowel regularity and healthy stool. The rich fibre content in chia seeds also helps people feel full quicker because it absorbs a considerable amount of water and immediately expands in the stomach when eaten. This may explain why clinical studies have proven that chia curbs hunger and suppresses appetite, which can also lead to weight loss.

Also when consumed, chia seeds create a gelatin-like substance in the stomach.  This gel-forming action is due to the soluble fiber in chia seeds and it can work as a prebiotic supporting the growth of probiotics in the gut.

 Heart Health  - Chia seeds’ ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health. Also, by reversing oxidative stress, someone is less likely to develop atherosclerosis when they’re regularly consuming chia seeds.

In a nutshell, according to an article published in the journal Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials: “The available human and non-human studies show possible effectiveness for allergies, angina, athletic performance enhancement, cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), heart attack, hormonal/endocrine disorders, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, stroke, and vasodilatation.”

Chia seeds are high in linoleic, a fatty acid which helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.  For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in healthy fats, boasting more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Omega-3’s work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation. Inflammation can put a strain on blood vessels and cause heart disease. So by eating chia seeds you can boost and protect your heart!

 Help Treat Diabetes  - Because chia seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid and fibre, researchers from the University of Litoral in Argentina set out to determine how chia seeds can help prevent metabolic disorders like dyslipidemia (excessive fat in the blood) and insulin resistance, which are two factors in the development of diabetes.

The British Journal of Nutrition uncovered some profound data on chia seeds and diabetes. The first test evaluated how healthy Wistar rats responded to 3 weeks of a sucrose-rich diet (SRD) in which chia seeds made up the primary dietary source of fats. The second test took healthy rats and fed them an SRD for 3 months so that they developed dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. Then, they fed these newly diseased rats SRD + chia seeds for an additional 2 months.

The results were astounding:

During the first examination, eating chia seeds completely prevented the onset of dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. In fact, the blood levels in these rats didn’t change at all in spite of having 65% of their diet comprised of sugar for 3 weeks!

During the second examination, after the dyslipidemic and diabetic rats were fed chia seeds + SRD for two months, they completely recovered from their conditions. The researchers also discovered that the dietary addition of chia seeds also reduced visceral adipose tissue, a “belly fat” tissue that affects the metabolism of the body and is a component of obesity!

In a nutshell, they proved that chia seeds can halt and reserve diabetes!

 Boost Your Energy & Metabolism  - A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning concluded that consuming chia seeds enhanced exercise performance for workouts that lasted 90 minutes the same way a sugar-laden sports drink would, but without all the sugar.

In the study, half of the athletes drank 100 percent Gatorade, while the others consumed half Gatorade and half chia drink.  Their runners time were matched and the half-chia group consumed far less sugar.

By adding a serving of chia seeds a day you can help boost your metabolism and burn belly fat as well! Studies show that the addition of chia seeds to your diet also reduces visceral adipose tissue, a “belly fat” tissue that affects the metabolism of the body and is a component of obesity!

 Stronger Bones  - Just one ounce of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily amount of calcium. Calcium is fundamental in bone health and helps maintain bone strength and mass. Chia also contains boron, which is another essential nutrient for bone health. Boron helps metabolize calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus for healthy growth of bones and muscles. 

 Build Muscle & Lose Weight  - Chia seeds also rank among the top plant-based sources of protein.  This is another reason this super seed is great to consume for those trying to put on lean muscle, burn fat, and balance blood sugar levels.

Chia seeds pack a powerful antioxidant punch to help replace some of those nutrients lost when exercising. They’re high in essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron and niacin.

One of the characteristics that make chia so unique is that it can absorb up to 10X its own weight in water.  Because of this, chia seeds can prolong hydration and improve nutrient absorption of electrolytes.  This also slows digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer reducing sugar cravings.

Because chia seeds are also high in zinc, they help your body increase leptin. Leptin is a key hormone that regulates your bodies appetite, how your body spends energy and regulates how your energy levels! It also improves stamina and endurance, making chia a great source of nutrition if you are looking to get in shape.

 Fight Breast and Cervical Cancer  - Chia seeds are rich in alpha lineic acid (or ALA) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. Recently in 2013, the Journal of Molecular Biochemistry found that ALA limited the growth of cancer cells in both breast and cervical cancers.

They also found that it caused cell death of the cancer cells without harming the normal healthy cells.  While more research still needs to be done to find out the deeper implications of ALA on other types of cancer, this is a great discovery for women struggling with these increasingly common types of cancer.

 Dental Health  - With chia seeds being packed with calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and zinc, it’s no wonder that they are a top food to help your teeth! Calcium is the building block of your teeth and necessary for tooth health.

Zinc prevents tartar buildup by keeping plaque from mineralizing onto your teeth and has an antibacterial effect that keeps bad breath germs away. Vitamin A and phosphorus are also important for strong teeth and a healthy mouth.

 

 

Disclaimer: Information on this website has been obtained from secondary sources which are intended to provide general summary information only. These sources are believed to be reliable. Real House does not assume any liability for the accuracy, usefulness, completeness, currency, and adequacy of the information and should not substitute for a medical consultation. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Individual results may vary.

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