GoodHealth Chia Seeds is rich in omega-3, antioxidants and protein. It also provides 6g of high quality fibre per serving.
Good Health Chia Seeds are an easily digestible source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and Vitamin B. Chia seeds are an ancient super food that were considered by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas as a medicine and prized for their health enhancing properties.
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.Chia Seeds are a type of seed, and are gluten free. They are very small and are covered with a brown seed coating that is further covered by mucilage.
Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanica plant, related to the mint plant that is native to Southwestern North America, Mexico and Central America.
Chia seed is a wholegrain food because it contains all components of the grain; the Bran, Germ and Endosperm. Research also shows that eating wholegrain foods can help lower the risk of being overweight and lower the risk of diet related disease such as diabetes and heart disease.
Chia seeds are good source of fibre, especially for those people following gluten-free diet
Chia is a great natural vegan source of complete protein (20% protein in each serve) with all 8 essential amino acids. The human body uses protein to build and repair tissue, hair and nails and must draw it from the diet as protein isn’t stored in the body.
Chia seeds are considered a ‘superfood’ because they are a highly nutritious easily digestible wholefood. They can be eaten raw or sprouted, providing a concentrated source of protein, essential fatty acids and fibre. As a ‘superfood’ chia seeds enhance energy and endurance. Chia seeds supply high levels of omega 3, dietary fibre, full range of B vitamins including B17 (laetrile), and good levels of calcium, trace minerals and antioxidants. The high Omega 3 content promotes heart health & supports joint function & mobility. The fibre content promotes digestive health, bowel regularity and balanced weight management.
Omega 3 deficiency/supports digestive regularity /supports heatlhy cholesterol levels/ supports blood sugar balance
- Sprinkle these mild tasting seeds on soup, salads, muesli, stir-fries or cereal. Blend into smoothies or add to muffin or bread mixture for a healthy boost of Omega-3 and dietary fibre.
- To make a chia drink, put 1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds into water or juice, stir occasionally to avoid clumping wait 10 minutes and drink.
- Use to thicken sauces instead of corn flour and added to baking in muffins and bread.
- Can be added to baking as a vegan egg replacer.
|Servings per package: 66||*Quantity per serving||*Quantity per 100g|
|Serving size: 15g (1 tablespoon)|
|-Omega-3 (Alpha Linolenic acid)||2.9g||19.3g|
|-Sugars||Less than 1g||Less than 1g|
|Sodium||Less than 5mg||Less than 5mg|
Formulated without Gluten, Egg, Crustacea, Fish, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Wheat, artificial flavours, sweetners or colours.
May lower blood pressure. Caution if taking blood thinning medication such as warfarin.