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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Superfood Chia Seeds

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(Philippines only)




History of Chia: 

- First used by the Aztecs as early as 3500 B.C. and was a cash crop in the centre of Mexico between 1500 and 900 B.C.  
- Was harvested in the Valley of Mexico between 2600 and 2000 B.C. by the Teotihuacan and Toltec civilizations and was one of the main components of the Aztec diet.
- Used by Pre-Columbian civilizations raw material for medicines, nutritional compounds
- Used by the Aztecs as food, mixed with other foods, mixed in water and drunk as a beverage, ground into flour, included in medicines, and pressed for oil.  The aztecs also offered chia to the gods during religious ceremonies.
- Chia seed was a go-to food in Mayan diets and the basic survival ration of the Aztec army
- The Chumash, a native tribe that lived in Southern and Central California, ate chia seeds during lengthy runs to deliver messages between villages, believing they boosted energy. 


How can CHIA seeds help your body?

* Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very FEW Calories
* Loaded With ANTIOXIDANTS
* Almost All The Carbs in Them Are FIBER
* High in Quality PROTEIN
* May Help You LOSE WEIGHT
* High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
* May Improve Certain Blood Markers, Which Should Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
* High in Many Important Bone Nutrients
* Can Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics
* Can Improve Exercise Performance as Much as a Sports Drink
* Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet



(Philippines only)

Sources:
https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/
http://www.chiaseeds.net.au
http://greatist.com/health/superfood-chia

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