Greens + Organic Omega3 Chia 15 Stick Packs Salvia hispanica, also known as Chia (pronounced chee'ah), is the richest and only unprocessed, whole food source of pure Omega3. A member of the mint family, Chia is native to Central America and has been used traditionally for over 3000 years.
Ancient Aztec warriors prized Chia as an endurance-promoting Superfood, eating it in bread just before battle, and drinking it in water before running long distances on foot. Mixed in lemonade or fruit juice (known as chia fresca) Omega3 Chia seed quickly becomes a refreshing, performance-enhancing energy drink.
Due to its high fiber content (more than 35%) Chia seed has the remarkable ability to absorb ten times its weight in water, making it an excellent source of hydration. Omega3 Chia's fiber forms a gel that slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, binds it to toxins in the digestive system, and helps eliminate waste.
Omega3 Chia is especially rich in essential fatty acids. One 15gm serving provides more than 3gm of Omega3 (as alpha-linolenic acid) and 1gm of Omega6 (linoleic acid) in a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio, making it the richest, unprocessed and fully-digestible whole food source of Omega3.
Because they are loaded with high-ORAC antioxidants like quercetin, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid, Omega3 Chia seeds maintain a 99% sprout rate and have a shelf life of up to five years. Furthermore, Chia seeds are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc; many trace minerals and biologically complete protein, making them the perfect survival food.
Omega3 Chia's health benefits were the subject of a study conducted by the Nutritional Science Research Institute, in cooperation with Dr. David Neiman of Appalachian State University. NSRI's randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial explored Omega3 Chia's sugar stabilizing, weight control properties and found that the antioxidants in Chia seed are rapidly absorbed and Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) readily converted to both EPA and DHA by the body. Click here to learn more about the results of this study performed by Dr. Jack Bukowski. Omega 3 Chia was also studied by the Strength and Conditioning Department of the University of Alabama and found to be as effective as carb-loading for enhancing endurance. Click here for the results of this study performed by Travis Illian of the Human Performance Laboratory.
Directions: Simply mix one scoop (15g) of Organic Omega3 Chia seed with 8 oz. of lemonade, thin juice, or your favorite beverage. In a Greens Plus shaker cup or resalable bottle, shake periodically for a few minutes until the Chia seed becomes evenly suspended, then sip for a refreshing performance-enhancing energy drink.
The unique texture of mixed Chia seed is a feature of it's high fiber content and water binding capacity. For maximum benefit, drink at least 64 oz. of pure water every day. Omega3 Chia seed can be added to many foods including cereal, soup, salad, yogurt, smoothies and baked goods. One tsp. of Chia mixed in 2 oz. of water becomes the perfect egg substitute.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 Stick Pack (15g) Servings Per Container 15 Amount Per Serving (%Daily Values) * Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45 Total Fat 4.9g (8%) Saturated Fat <0.5g (1%) Trans Fat 0g Omega 3 (Alpha-linolenic acid) 3.1g Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) 1g (3:1 Ratio) Cholesterol 0g (0%) Sodium <3mg (0%) Total Carbohydrate 6.6g (2%) Dietary Fiber 4.2g (16%) Sugars 0g Protein 2.5g Calcium 123mg (13%) Magnesium 59mg (17%) Iron 2.5mg (14%) Potassium 105mg (3%) Phosphorus 160mg (20%) Zinc 1.mg (9%) * Percent Daily Values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Important Chia Seeds Facts Chia seeds have thousands of years of safe historical human consumption GREENS+ Omega3 Chia is the only ISO 9000 Certified (International Organization for Quality and standards) chia seeds Chia seeds enhance energy levels and extend endurance Chia seeds are 100% cholesterol free, and trans fat free Omega3 Chia is NOT genetically modified (GMO) Chia seeds contain significant amounts or Quercetin antioxidants that aid in reducing inflammation Omega3 Chia is one of the highest overall antioxidant containing foods (ORAC i680 pr 22g) more than blueberries and prunes Omega3 Chia is gluten free, and can be eaten by people suffering from celiac disease. Chia seeds aid in increasing nutrient absorption and utilization Omega3 Chia is a complete, whole and natural food, not a supplement. Omega3 Chia is a perfect digestive aid, creating better assimilation of food and excess stomach acids Omega3 Chia is a dieters dream, fat replacement, food extender and creates a full satiated feeling. Chia seeds encourage healthy and gentle bowel elimination Omega3 Chia is certified Kosher Chia seeds prevent dehydration and aids in Electrolyte Balance.
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