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Chia seeds are one of the best sources of essential fatty acids, with 2/3 being Omega 3 (the kind we lack and need the most- these are the fats that protect against inflammation and heart disease). The word chia is derived from the Nahuatl word chian, meaning oily. Chia seeds are better source of omega fatty acids than flaxseeds, and the fiber is not abrasive like flax. Excellent source of fiber, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin and zinc.. Very hydrating in colon- 1 part chia seeds, 9 parts water lasts 2 weeks in fridge. The Aztecs used chia to relieve joint pain and skin conditions. They are tiny seeds like poppy and can be eaten as is, or simply put in water -they go soft on their own and turn into jelly, like a mild instant oatmeal. A thickener that can be added to soups and smoothies. A great cleanser. Great way to start and end your day as a fiber with lots of nutrition. Cleans your heart, arteries while curbing your carb craving. A valued food source to native tribes. Chia is in the mint family. The common one is Salvia hispanica, and there’s also the golden desert chia Salvia columbariae.
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There are four potential forms that chia seeds can be manufactured as: whole chia seed (the way Mother Nature makes it); ground whole chia seed (theoretically makes nutrients more bioavailable, but this is not proven and may not be necessary); chia flour (de-oiled, keeps the fibre, loses the beneficial omega-3s); and chia oil (keeps the omega-3s but loses the fibre, protein and antioxidants).
However, the product you'll see marketed heavily is not just any chia seed.
Water and methanol extracts of chia seed meal left following pressing to remove the oil have demonstrated strong antioxidant activity (Taga, Miller, and Pratt, 1984).
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Chia seed is a surprising source of Omega3, and is a sustainable resource that's gaining in popularity.
Plant sources of Omega-3 include flaxseed and chia seed.