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The Power of Chia Seeds

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There are few ingredients on the planet that can match the awesome power of the chia seed.

Packed with amazing nutrients that your body can use and will help improve your overall health.

Chia seeds are from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to mint. It is native to South America and the seeds were used by the Aztecs and Mayans; “Chia” means strength in Mayan. Now, they are recognised by the modern world as a superfood.

Nutritional Properties

1 ounce (28grams) of chia contains:

  • Fibre: 11 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega 3s)
  • Calcium: 18% of RDA
  • Manganese: 30% of RDA
  • Magnesium: 30% of RDA
  • Phosphorus: 27% of RDA
  • In addition they contain Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.

AMAZING.

Use them in smoothies, salads or add to your morning porridge for a super nutritional boost.

 

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