Last updated: Thursday September 21st 2017
Chia Seed Health & Nutritional Benefits
When it comes to the nutritional benefits of eating Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds, where do we begin?
1. The Power of Omega-3
Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds contain one of the highest concentrations existing of plant based omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), which contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Each 15g serving of Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds provides a phenomenal 3,000mg of omega-3s fatty acids.
2. Trust Your Gut Instinct
Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds are extremely high in dietary fibre, which everyone could use more of, at close to 5g per 15g serving. An interesting fact is that due to the nature of the dietary fibre in chia seeds, they can absorb 10-12x their weight in water, becoming gel-like and expanding in your stomach. This helps to keep you feeling fuller longer and slows absorption of food, helping you to eat fewer calories. Fibre also feeds the friendly bacteria in your intestine which is important as researchers have found that keeping your gut bacteria well fed and happy is absolutely crucial for health.
3. Plant Powered Muscles
Our Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds are exceptional in being high in quality plant protein (over 20%), which contributes to the growth of muscles and maintains your bones in top shape. However did you know that the protein in chia seeds are also a “complete protein” in that it contains all nine essential amino acids? With Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds you can become a plant protein powerhouse!
4. Jam Packed Full of Antioxidants
Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds really shine when it comes to their high levels of antioxidants which fight the production of free radicals that damage cells and contribute to aging and many diseases including cancer. This attribute of chia seeds also has a positive side effect in that it helps to protect the seeds from going rancid, keeping your product fresh for longer.
5. Become an Ironman/woman
In addition to being high in iron, Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds are a great source of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese and zinc, all essential to keep you running smoothly.
6. Free From Gluten
On top of the above, Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds are also naturally gluten-free.