It’s about time we smartened up and got our very own Sunfood Chia Seeds and cold-milled Chia Seed Powder – all raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher! These little seeds cultivated by the Aztec and Maya long ago are super versatile and easy to add to any diet—we’ve got loads of delicious ideas for you on how to use this energizing brain food!
Hey Smarty Pants!
Are You Getting Your Brain Food?
If you want to boost your cognitive power, chia seeds pack an impressive omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) content — 3 grams in every serving! Your brain will be thanking you because omega-3s may contribute to your mental function.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation."1Have you experienced any of these conditions?The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough.
Not only do chia seeds have the omega-3s your brain needs, they’re high in fiber and made up of 20% protein by weight. They’re also a good source of calcium, magnesium and iron.
Raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher, our chia seeds are free of additives or preservatives. They’re completely pure and grown in a chemical-free environment just as the Aztecs and Maya did thousands of years ago.
Beyond the Brain
Did you know that the #1 killer in the U.S. is heart disease?2 The benefits of chia strike again. Omega-3s may contribute to the maintenance of normal heart health and studies have shown that they are “cardioprotective” and “could reduce cardiac events.”3
And The Culinary Possibilities Are Endless!
A nutritional powerhouse, chia has a slightly nutty flavor and is versatile enough to be added to any dish. It makes an awesome pudding base or egg substitute when you combine one part chia seeds to six parts water to make a gel. Add to your smoothies, juices, sauces, cereals, yogurt, salads, dressings and desserts. Check out this recipe for Creamy Chia Porridge!
Sources: 1 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide. 2 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 – “New evidence for the cardiovascular benefits of long chain omega-3 fatty acids.” Current Atherosclerosis Reports, Hansen, SN, Dec. 9, 2007.
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