Milled Chia . Can help in weight loss! High in Protein! High in fiber! More calcium than milk. Rich source of Iron! The best source of Omega 3 and 6 on the planet!
Chia is the highest known vegetarian source of OMEGA 3 and there has been much research into the importance of Omega 3 in keeping your heart healthy. It has been shown to help lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Many people have been able to lower their cholesterol levels by simply adding Chia bia to their diets.
Chia bia is hydrophilic, meaning that the seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in liquid. On entering the stomach, the seeds absorb excess stomach acids and can releive the symptoms or heart-burn or indigestion.
Chia is high in both soluble and insoluble fibre providing a total of 5g Fibre in every serving of Chia bia. This fibre helps to speed up the excretion of waste and toxins from the body, preventing build-up in the intestine that could lead to several diseases. Many people who suffer symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) find that Chia eases symptoms immediately and helps maintain good digestive health.
When Chia seeds are mixed with water they form a gel that provides a physical barrier and slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars helping to diminish sugar peaks and troughs. This is particularly useful to people who suffer type 2 diabetes as it provides a natural way of controling their blood sugar levels.