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AZTEC GOLD CHIA: High Altitude Seeds from Mexico

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AZTEC GOLD CHIA (Salvia hispania L.) is a herb that flourishes in South America. The seeds have been part of local diets for centuries. Indeed, Chia was a staple food of the Aztecs, who regarded these seeds as an aid to mental acuity, physical endurance and well-being. Chia remains in common use in southern Mexico, Guatemala and now recognised around the World as a highly nutritious whole food. Chia seeds provide significant amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in an optimum ratio. Plus protein, vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants....

Chia’s profile of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is present in an ideal ratio. There are many modern foods that contain Omega oils, but many of these provide them in a ratio skewed in favour of Omega-6. Chia’s vitamin content is significant, too. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 , Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E. Chia’s mineral provision includes Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc. Nine per-cent of Chia’s total content is in the form of a complete protein. Chia seed is a versatile food, neutral in flavour. It can be added to a variety of cooked or raw dishes and helps dieters feel fuller for longer as it absorbs water once ingested. Chia seed has virtually no taste, which means it will not alter the overall flavour of foods you add it to.

Serving Suggestion: One rounded dessert spoon = 8grams. Children and Adults, one to three servings (8 to 24grams) per day. Add to breakfast cereal, yoghurt, soup, casseroles, stews, also an excellent ingredient for baking. If you are taking any medications, always consult your Doctor before changing your diet.

For best results when making a smoothie: The day before, take your blender jug, add pure/filtered water, plus whole chia seeds, pieces of fruit/berries and/or vegetables (fresh or frozen) and store in a refrigerator. The next day, blend and enjoy! Depending on the quantity and variety of the ingredients, you should feel satisfied and free from hunger pangs for several hours ... a great way to lose excess body fat and those stubborn inches around your tummy! 

Try these popular ingredients in your next smoothie: Chia seeds, frozen blueberries & blackcurrants, brazil nuts, walnuts, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery. Please make sure that your blender is capable of crushing frozen foods and ice cubes, otherwise you may damage the mechanism.