What are the Benefits?
Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica) were a prized food to the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, and it's easy to see why! With their versatility and mild flavour, Chia Seeds are a beneficial addition to any diet. Chia seeds are a quick and easy-to-use source of protein, Omega 3 (ALA), dietary fibre, phosphorous and magnesium.
|Protein||Chia is a source of Protein. One heaped dessert spoonful (15g) of Milled Chia Seed provides 3.15g protein. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal healthy bones|
|Magnesium||Supports normal healthy bones, muscle function and nerve function and is important for normal energy release within the body.|
|Omega 3||Omega 3 ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is an essential fatty acid which our body does not produce and therefore must be obtained through our food. ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation and increases metabolism.|