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This is a so called 'Superfood' that I had personally not heard of and on researching this for my Mum in particular it wasn't something I was looking for in the product, yet it was a nice bonus to find out the amazing health benefits to this seed.
This seed was recommended as something that could help bone health. My Mum takes medication for Epilepsy and would rather not have to have more tablets on tip of what she has. This is a fantastic way to include Calcium and other vital ingredients to her diet.
There is always suspicion surrounding super-foods and hype which we tend not to follow but on studying and reading a huge amount of reviews this product for us was the right one for her to start and even for myself despite being younger.
There seems to be 11 constant benefits that reappear as we read and investigate this product.
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
REPLACES EGGS IN DIET
HELPS BLOOD SUGAR
HELPS AID WEIGHT LOSS
LOWER THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Their appearance is slightly misleading. The are tiny little individuals black seeds and all you need to add to your diet is one ounce / 23 grams. This is a table spoon if that.
Yet just adding this to your diet everyday means that you:
PROTEINS 4 GM
FAT 9 GRAMS BUT THIS INCLUDES YOUR OMEGA 3'S
CALCIUM 18% OF RDA
MANGANESE 30% OF RDA
MAGNESIUM 30% OF RDA
PHOSPHORUS 27% OF RDA
These may be super tiny seed but they ain't half mighty!
My Mum and I have noticed they have helped with our diet and we're hoping long term it will increase and aid bone health.
As always, if you are on medication, please seek your doctor's advice first x Just to be on the safe side.
These are great with yogurts and smoothies but DO NOT swallow these whole or wash down your neck with water as these gloop very quickly. When added with yogurt they don't turn to a gel form so do find what works for you, also cereals work very well:)
These are sold in various forms online and in health stores.
Ludlow provides an excellent service with great prices and more choice in package sizes.
£1.50 for 65g, remember you're only using a tablespoon a day.
Other sizes are available.
Chia seed is an excellent source of omega-3 and dietary fibre. Ground Chia seed can be used in baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.