Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Power of Superfoods: Chia Seeds

Omega 3 fatty acids are the building block of every cell in your body. We need Omega 3's for proper cell membrane formation and function.

Chia seeds* are an excellent vegetarian** source of omega fatty acids, are an easily digestible form of protein, and are full of vitamins, minerals and soluble fiber.

The chia seeds were eaten by Aztecs for strength, and was considered a staple food. We now use chia seeds as a staple in smoothies, on salads and in stir fries.

Chia seeds also
• promotes heart health
• increases energy
• regulates blood pressure
• reduces menopause symptoms
• promotes bone health
• promotes mental health
• provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis
• promotes prenatal health
• promotes breast health
• promotes prostate health

Nutrition facts:
2 Tbsp = 4.5 g fat (Zero saturated and trans fats)
Total Carbs = 7g
Dietary fiber = 6g
Protein = 3g
Source of Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, protein, phosphorus, antioxidants, iron, calcium and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
No Cholesterol
No Sodium
No Sugars
Shop for raw, organic, vegan chia seeds, sourced directly from farmers and cultivated sustainable and in accordance with fair trade practices.


* Statements not evaluated by FDA.
** LNH promotes the optimization of healthy lifestyle choices, and is open to all dietary consideration.

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