Did you know the Chia Pet was covered with Chia Seeds? Hence how they got their name.
The salba seed is the richest whole food source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. The seed is flavorless and odorless. The salba seed is the only ancient grain for which there are acute and long term human nutritional studies. The salba seed is one of the most nutritional packed foods in the world. It has been labeled " the super grain." Just read some of the statistics below and you will know why
- 6x the calcium of milk
- 3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries
- 2x the potassium of bananas
- 3x more iron that spinach
- 8x the omega 3 fatty acids of salmon
- 2.5x the vegetable protein of kidney beans
- 15x the magnesium of broccoli
- 1.1x the fiber of bran
- half the folate of asparagusd
- aids in digestion
Salba seed is actually what you are seeing on commericals for chia pets. Chia seeds are not the scientific name for them. You will often find them being referred to as chia seeds or sold as chia seeds. It was not until recently that anyone knew these strange seeds had some many health benefits. When you combine salba seed with water it gels up in side the stomach. This makes your food digest at a more optimal rate.
Most people get very tired after they eat. That is becasue insulin spikes whenever you eat anything with carbs in it. Almost every meal comes with some form of carbohydrates whether it be bread, rice, or tortilla shells. The gel formation of the seed makes this proccess impossible because those carbohydrates can be processed right away. They are processed at a slower rate making you more healthy.
Now you can find salba seed on the shelves at GNC, vitamin world, and many other nutritonal franchises. Its health benefits have prompted it to be on lots of shelves. The aztecs were the first to cultivate it. They called them running seeds. Messengers that had to travel long distances would carry a pouch full to maintain energy for long trips. Nowdays several anti-aging doctors are recommending it to their patiets for more vitality and energy.
Salba seed was awarded the alive award of excellence in 2007 for its nutritional benefits. The seed is also known for its energy benefits. The aztecs were the first to run across the benefits of this seed. They would feed this seed to their messengers before a long trip so they could endure the long durations of trips. It is also renown for its ability to help with diabetes. Since the seed is flavorless it can be added to any food. I have been taking this supplement for about a month. I have much more energy and just feel better overall. It basically regulates important functions in the body. When added to most foods you cant even tell it is there. I recommend that everyone who reads this to go out and buy a bottle.
It makes a wonderful pudding too.