Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2013 -- Organic Chia Seeds are a superior source of antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fiber, and complete vegetable protein without cholesterol, which enabled the chia to earn the global reputation of a superfood. Having high nutritional value, a single serving added to one’s daily diet provides more than 27 vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids for a mere 82.5 calories.
Comparing chia with other superfoods, it contains 100% more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, twice the antioxidants in blueberries, six times more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, 32% of one’s daily magnesium intake which is more than broccoli, and 41% of recommended daily fiber intake which is more than flax seed.
Chia’s noted health benefits include energy boost, weight loss, stable blood sugar levels, improved digestion, balanced electrolyte levels, better hydration, increased lean muscle, lower blood pressure and risk of heart attack, faster injury recovery, enhanced mental sharpness, better mood and sleep, and healthy skin condition.
As part of one’s diet, Organic Chia Seed by Digestive Science is beneficial in staying fit, healthy, and youthful by ensuring balanced nutrition daily amidst a busy lifestyle. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, chia is made of 16% protein, 31% fat most of which are omega-3 fatty acids, and 44% carbohydrate of which 38% is fiber, making it highly nutritious.
Also helpful to weight reduction, chia seeds absorb nine times of their weight in water and keep one feeling full as a source of soluble fiber and complete protein. A single, two-tablespoon serving contains 10.3 grams of fiber. As a vegetable protein source, Organic Chia Seeds are packed with nine essential amino acids and have a protein quality score of 115 out of 100.
Moreover, Organic Chia Seeds are valuable for lowering cholesterol levels and high blood pressure and overall improved heart health. Based on studies done with animals, chia can lower harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and increase the good HDL cholesterol. It is also the richest non-marine whole food source of omega-3, which scientific studies prove helpful to reduce risk of heart attack and high blood pressure.
Athletes also find Organic Chia Seed useful to regulate hydration and maintain energy levels, and for diabetics to help lower blood sugar levels as these slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. Pregnant women, vegetarians, and children also benefit from chia by getting essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals, and the antioxidants their body lacks. Chia has exceptionally high free-radical fighting antioxidants as well as caffeic and chlorogenic acids, which are proven more potent antioxidants than vitamin C and vitamin E.
Notably, Organic Chia Seed does not require grinding and is almost tasteless making these convenient to add to any food. Sprinkle on dishes or mix with water to make a gel and add to one’s baking or cooking. Chia won’t go rancid like flax and has very long shelf life.
For more information about this product please visit the official Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seed homepage here.
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