Chia seeds, the tiny, multicolored seeds that are often times recognized as the “jelly” specs floating around in your green drink or yogurt provide such a huge benefit for your overall health! It’s no wonder why these itty-bitty seeds have become such a popular and mainstream powerhouse food.
You may recognize these seeds from your 1980s and 90s ever-popular family potted plant but did you know these seeds popularity date all the way back to the Aztecs during the pre-Columbian times? In fact, these seeds were once referred to as the “Aztec Running Food.” This was because Aztecs used these seeds for their great benefits and were able to run for long periods of times because of the immense amount of energy chia seeds provided them!
Fast-forward to today and chia seeds are becoming more and more popular. People consume them by adding them to their drinks, yogurt, salad or even eating them as they are! Even the word of cosmetic beauty is calling “dibs” on chia seeds by using them as a part of a chia seed hair gel for maximum hair hydration, facial exfoliator and hydrating masks, eye creams and even for facial redness or scars.
Luckily, we don’t only believe in the great benefits these chia seeds can provide when used topically, but we love the advantages achieved when consuming chia seed oil. Everything from antioxidants and vitamin E to omega-3,6 and 9 fatty acids and even heart health 1 are just a few of the reasons why we love chia seeds and believe you should love them too!
We have made chia seeds our best friend and recommend you do too!
1: Vuksan, Valdimir PhD. Supplementation of Conventional Therapy with the Novel Grain Salba (Salvia Hispanica L.) Improves Major and Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes. August 8, 2007. < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17686832>.