Health Benefits Of Chia:
- Energy boost / stable energy
- Controls food cravings
- Lose excess weight
- Lower cholesterol
- Stabilize blood sugar levels
- Improves digestion
- Reduces inflammation
- Balances electrolyte levels
- Improves hydration
- Increase lean muscle
- Helps lower blood pressure
- Speed injury recovery
- Improves mental sharpness
- Better mood
- Improved sleep
- Lowers risk of heart attack
- Healthier skin condition
- Plus much more!
Nutritional Analysis of Chia Seeds
A Superior Source of Fatty Acids, Fiber, Antioxidants,
Protein, Vitamins, & Minerals
They may be tiny, but a two-tablespoon serving of Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds added to your daily diet offers big nutritional impact for just 82.5 calories:
An Outstanding Source Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Not only are chia seeds the richest, non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids currently known to man, it’s also arguably the most versatile. With almost no flavor, slightly sweet, it easily disappears into almost any meal, making it far easier to consume daily than fish, algae, or flax!
Comparing Chia Seeds To Other Sources Of Omega-3s:
A 25 g service (2 tablespoons) of Chia is 64% Omega-3 Fatty Acids… With 5.2 g of ALA-type Omega-3.
|Omega 3 (%)||30%||37%||58%||64%|
A Single Serving Contains 41% Of Your Daily Fiber Intake!
A single, 2-tablespoon serving of Chia contains 10.3 grams of fiber – that’s a whopping 41% of your recommended daily intake! Take 2 tablespoons twice per day, and you’ve quickly and easily consumed 82% of your daily fiber intake – all for less than 90 calories per serving!
What’s more, dietary experts agree that the ideal ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber intake should be roughly 5:1. Chia seeds contain 5.3 grams of soluble fiber and 35.9 grams of insoluble fiber (per 100g) for a ratio of 6:1 – almost perfect!
Comparing Chia To Other Sources Of Fiber:
|FIBER CONTENT (per 100 g. of edible product portion)|
|Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seed||41.2 g|
|Dry figs and prunes||17 g|
|Mashed potatoes or peas||16.5 g|
|Chickpeas, lentils||12 – 15 g|
|Whole grain bread||8.5 g|
|Bran cookies||5 g|
|Breakfast cereal||4 g|
|Cabbage and kale||3.3 g|
A Source Of COMPLETE Vegetable Protein – With All The Essential Amino Acids!
Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds offer a protein source with high biological value. It includes all the essential amino acids including isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Each serving contains 19-23% protein, much higher than that found in wheat (13.7%), corn (9.4%), rice (6.5%), oatmeal (16.9%), or even barley (12.5%).
What’s more, it’s a source of gluten-free protein, and is certified gluten-free – making it suitable for consumption by those affected by coeliac disease.
Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds Contain 80.81g Of Amino Acids Per 100g of Protein:
A Superior Source of Vitamins & Minerals
Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds offer:
- 6 times more calcium than milk
- 11 times more phosphorus than milk
- 4 times more potassium than milk
- High levels of Vitamin B
- More niacin than corn, soy, & rice.
- 6 times more iron than spinach
Overall, it’s an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper. In fact, just a single 2 tablespoon serving contains:
- 22.25% of your daily Calcium
- 32.5% of your daily Magnesium
- 33.25% of your daily Phosphorus
- 29.25% of your daily Iron
- 6% of your daily Zinc
- 8.5% of your daily Niacin
Nutrient Breakdown Per 100g:
|Vitamin A||44 IU||5.5|
Exceptionally High In Free-Radical Fighting Antioxidants
The antioxidant value of foods are expressed as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units.
Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds have an ORAC value of 82 micromoles TE/g.
The ORAC range for most fruits, vegetables, and nuts is 1.4 to 95 micromoles TE/g. For example, cucumber has 1.15 … red beans have 49… nuts have between 7 and 80… and prunes have 85.78.
As you can see, at 82 micromoles TE/g, chia seeds fall on the high end of this scale, presenting as a superior source of antioxidants.
Most notably, Digestive Science® Organic Chia Seeds are shown to be particularly high in beneficial caffeic and chlorogenic acids. Both of which are proven to be more potent antioxidants than more common antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
|Element||Per 100 g of seeds|
|Caffeic acid Phenil Ester||5.18|