Salvia Hispania, commonly known as Chia, is a species of the flowering plant in the mint family. The chia is originally grown in Mexico, where the seeds are highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value. Chia seeds are nutrient dense and full of energy boosting power. Chia is rated among the highest antioxidant, higher than even blueberries.
Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language and Aztec warriors ate chia seeds in order to provide them with high energy and endurance. Chia seeds are known as “runners food” as runners and warriors use(d) the chia as a boost and supplement for long distances running or during battle.
Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles.
28 grams / 1 ounce serving of chia seeds contains
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams, which 5 grams are Omega-3
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
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Originally posted 2017-02-21 19:47:52.