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Aztecs used it to ease joint pain and inflammation and to treat sore skin conditions. The Mayans used it as currency. (By weight I guess not by counting them out one by one, dont spill the chia!)
The word “Chia” comes from the Aztec (Nahuatl) word “Chian” meaning oily and given that they contain nearly 30% fat, the Aztecs were right. But don’t worry they are made up almost entirely of good omega 3 fat.
Chia is also super high in protein 18% in fact it is more protein dense compared to tofu, eggs and even whey! Just 100g of chia contains 150% of your daily fiber needs. What do we recommend to people who want more fiber in their diet? Just add some Chia Seeds to your smoothies, water or raw juices. There are amazing recipes out there for Chia Seeds and we have included a few at the bottom of the page.
100g of Chia also contains 63% of your daily calcium requirements and we have a great morning recipes below for a healthy Chia breakfast with nutmilk. Yummy!
Chia are “Hydrophilic” which means they love water and can absorb 12 times their weight in water (great for hydration!). To keep Chia on hand you can mix with a little water and cover and keep in the fridge, they will keep for up to 12 weeks wet and a year or 2 at least dry. You are not limited to using only water with them, try soaking them in nutmilk or raw juices.
Order a cleanse in July and mention "Cleanse with Chia" and Chia Seeds will be added to selected juices. This is perfect for cleansers who always get hunger pangs during the first few days. Or those who need to keep regular with fibre during a juice fast. Just ask for "Cleanse with Chia" upon ordering and we will handle the rest!
By Codi @ Lifestyle
Eat Clean, Stay Active and Be Inspired.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn