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Salvia hispanica

Chia is an edible seed from a plant in the mint family native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala that served as a primary crop of the Mayans and Aztecs. Because of its exceptional nutritional content, it was used by Aztec warriors as a source of concentrated fuel to sustain their energy needs. Endowed with a pleasant nutty flavor, Chia can be added to yogurt or smoothies, or even incorporated into baked goods.

What is Chia Used For?

Chia seeds are a nutritional treasure chest, providing naturally occurring protein, dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble), key minerals (including calcium, potassium and magnesium) and omega-3 fatty acids (as alpha linolenic acid or ALA). As a result, Chia seed promotes daily regularity, encourages a healthy weight, and supports cardiovascular health.* Chia seed's positive health benefits are directly related to its nutritional content. Fiber absorbs water, helping create the necessary bulk for moving waste through the GI tract.* Fiber is also filling, so it increases satiety and reduces caloric intake.* And ALA supports healthy levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that is directly related to cardiovascular well-being.*


Traditional Health Benefits of Chia

Digestive Support
Digestive Support
Heart Support
Heart Support

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