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Get the Facts on Chia

What are Chia Seeds? Enter the ‘superfood – chia seeds’ into a Google search and you’re sure to be bombarded with articles and mentions of these powerful little seeds and any medical concern you can think of. Chia seeds are high in protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. It is the punch that we’re wanting in our balanced meals, so let’s break it down and get the chia seed facts! History Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) date back to the Aztecs of Mexico in 3500 B.C. being used in every angle of their diet due to the high nutritional profile, mainly supporting long travels they endured. The Mayans, a pre-Columbian civilization, were recorded to incorporate these powerful seeds in their diet as well as naming their land from the word Chiapan, meaning river of chia. These seeds with the mild, nutty flavour are still grown and eaten in South America, from Mexico all the way to Argentina. Now chia seeds are grown in Australia, which has become the foremost producer. Nutritional Profile In my presentation Superfoods for Health, I emphasize that combining these high-profile, nutrient dense foods into our daily diet can be good for us, but they shouldn’t be valued as a ‘silver bullet’ food. … Continue reading

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