Black Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. They were considered a medicine and were prized more than gold due to their incredible health enhancing properties. Chia means ‘strength’ in the Mayan language, and it was considered a food that increased stamina and performance because the messengers could run all day with the help of these tiny seeds.
Good Health Chia Seeds are gluten free and are an easily digestible source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and Vitamin B.
• To make a simple chia drink, put 1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds into water, milk, or juice, stir occasionally to avoid clumping wait 10 minutes and drink.
• Can be added to baking as a vegan egg replacer.
Good Health Chia Sees are a Whole food because they contain all components of the grain; the bran, germ and endosperm. Chia seeds are good source of fibre, especially for those people following gluten-free diet. The fibre content promotes digestive health, healthy cholesterol levels, bowel regularity, blood sugar balance and balanced weight management.
They are a great natural vegan/ vegetarian source of complete protein (20% protein in each serve, with all 8 essential amino acids). The high Omega 3 content is also great for vegetarians and others, and promotes heart health & supports joint function & mobility. Chia seeds contain the highest known proportion of Alpha-Linolenic Acid of any Seed. The Oil of Chia Seeds (Chia Seed Oil) contains 60% to 63% Alpha-Linolenic Acid.
They are considered a Superfood because they are easily digestible and full of nutrients.
Good Health Chia Seeds contain no egg, crustacea/ fish, dairy, soy, yeast, wheat, artificial flavours, sweeteners or colours.
Chia may lower blood pressure. If you are taking prescription blood thinning medications, please consult with a health professional.