Chia Seed…Ancient Super Food of the Future

chiaIt’s true…some of the best things come in small packages. Although not much to look at, the powerhouse chia seed is one of those things.

This “Ancient Super food of the Future” is one of the most powerful and nutritious foods in the world. It’s packed with protein, chock full of antioxidants, loaded with vitamins and minerals, a great source of B vitamins including folic acid and the richest known plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and an excellent source of fiber. They help regulate blood sugar levels as well thus curbing the desire to overeat.

This amazing little powerhouse provides 97 percent of its calories from quality plant protein and lipids with very few calories from carbohydrates. The carbohydrate portion of chia is predominantly insoluble fiber, which is beneficial to digestion in that it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested resulting in a non-caloric effect to the body. Cram for gram, chia is the highest source of protein, bar none. They are high in magnesium and unlike flax seeds and hemp seeds, they are a good source of calcium. [Read more…]