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These little fella’s packs a powerful punch!

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Super food – Chia seeds (a wholegrain) are naturally free of gluten. It can be consumed raw or soaked, although some nutrients are better released when soaked before consumption. It contains a host of nutrients such as Potassium, Protein, Zinc, Omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, Manganese, Calcium, Sulphur, Niacin, Copper, Iron, Thiamine, Vitamins A, B, D, & E, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Dietary fiber & Iodine, Chia seeds contains essential fatty acids linoleic acid & alpha-linolenic, strontium & mucin. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants which is linked to anti-ageing and have shown block up to 70% of free radicals. It is also proved itself in the prevention of inflammation as well as reducing recovery time for healing of sport injuries like joint and muscle injuries for example. according to an article published in the journal Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials: “The available human and non-human studies show possible effectiveness for allergies, angina, athletic performance enhancement, cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), heart attack, hormonal/endocrine disorders, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, stroke, and vasodilatation. Some evidence also suggests possible anticoagulant, antioxidant, and antiviral effects of Salvia hispanics.” Chia seeds also aid in controlling blood sugar levels – treatment for diabetes, boost metabolism and energy Levels, build muscle and aid in weight loss, allows for stronger bones (osteoporosis), improves dental health, fights breast and cervical cancer. Chia seeds originate from Mexico and it is said that Aztec warriors consumed chia seeds for energy and endurance.  A spoonful could sustain the warriors for 24 hours. In the Mayan Language “Chia” translates to strength. It was known as “runners’ food” because runners and warriors would consume it as fuel during battle and for running long distances. You can add chia seeds to your smoothies, with breakfast or even as a desert.

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