Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that grow natively in South America. Versatile and easy to use, Chia is the ancient Mayan name for strength. They are loaded with nutrients that are important for your body and brain and are amongst the healthiest foods on the planet. Don’t be fooled by its tiny size! These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch and are the best source of complete plant-based protein. Organic Chia is high in antioxidants. They fight the free radicals in our body that contribute to ageing and serious diseases. High in Omega-3 fatty acids too, they are nutritionally dense in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus that are essential for healthy bones. An excellent source of protein that makes it ideal for vegans and vegetarians.
Health Benefits: A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
• Fibre: Best source of fibre -11g.
• Protein: An excellent source of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians – 4g.
• Fat: High in Omega-3s – for improved metabolic health, lowers cholesterol and improved heart health – 5g.
• Manganese: Supports Thyroid function and regulates blood sugar levels – 30% of the RDA.
• Magnesium: Improved circulation, relaxes muscles, strengthens bones – 30% of the RDA.
• Phosphorus: Important for bone health, cellular repair, optimized chemical reactions and proper nutrient utilisation – 27% of the RDA.
Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds’ lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids — specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
Fibre is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fibre per day.
Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, ageing and serious diseases. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last almost two years without refrigeration.
Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
Satiety is the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fibre and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to their satiating effects.
Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.
The outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods. To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes.
Can Be Digested Whole
Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and minerals, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient or egg- replacement benefits.
A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” showed that chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or “good” cholesterol. The study also found that when substituting chia seeds for other fat sources, such as corn oil, the ALA was able to prevent high triglyceride levels and reduce central obesity.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.
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What our customers say…
This is the second time I’m buying the chia seeds and cacao nibs from this seller, I just love the hassle free experience with them and what is more important their product is premium high quality. I love the crunchiness of the chia in my smoothies and hence prefer not to blend with all the other ingredients. Also love them soaked in coconut milk/water drink with some nuts and cacao nibs. But that’s just me. You can add chia to virtually everything. Enjoy!
Chia seeds are low calorie and high energy, so perfect for a drink during my regular rounds of golf. They are also well known for supporting bone health and stabilising blood sugar which is particularly relevant to me as a senior citizen. Highly recommended.
Recommended by a friend but I hadn’t realised just how nutritious they are until nutrisuperfoods e-mailerd me as a follow-up to my purchasing them giving me tips on their use. Can highly recommend both the product and the seller.
High quality product, I have bought from a few different suppliers both on and offline and these are some of the best I’ve had.
I love these seeds, you can use them in so many ways, baked in bread, biscuits or in drinks – so nutritious too!
Would highly recommend this Chia Seeds from Nutri Superfoods to anyone needing energy boost through superfoods! I use my Chia Seeds in my porridge every morning and they give me the energy that I need in the mornings (and I am not morning person myself). Prompt service, super fast delivery.. great value for money! Thank you Nutri Superfoods!