Naturally Yours Chia Seeds
Mild and nutty flavored, chia seeds were cultivated long ago by the Aztecs and the Maya. The name “chia” comes from the wordchian, meaning “oily” in the Aztec language of Nahuatl. The special oils in this tiny superseed are omega-3 essential fatty acids, which may contribute to the maintenance of mental function and normal heart health. A gluten free superseed, Chia seeds are a source of Calcium and Iron, a high source of Fiber and provide 3 grams of Omega-3 per 15 grams serving. Chia seeds also contain protein, essential vitamins and minerals and a host of antioxidants, giving them an ORAC value of 1,200 per serving. It is said that Aztec warriors would consume a mixture of chia and water during hunting trips to ensure stamina and endurance. These mild, nutty seeds are a fast and simple way to enhance your daily diet with an extra boost of much needed nutrition.
Directions to use
Use Chia seeds in the same way you would use flax seeds. Simply add Chia to everything you eat to reduce the glycemic load of any recipe. Take up to 3-5 tablespoons of Chia per day. Be sure to drink adequate water. Chia's neutral taste will nutritionally enhance all meals without altering the original flavor.