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Cha-Cha-Chia! 9 amazing uses for the ancient Inca superfood chia

4/8/2014 - A lot of people love the nutritional profile of chia seeds -- the legendary Inca superfood -- but they don't necessarily know all the amazing different ways to use chia in their own diets and recipes. I use chia seeds every day in smoothies and other recipes, and I've found chia to be one of the...

Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

4/6/2014 - A close relative of sage, chia (Salvia hispanica) has long been a major food crop of indigenous peoples from modern-day Mexico up through the modern U.S. Southwest. On long-distance runs, some native peoples would consume nothing more than chia seeds mixed with water. If anything deserves the title...

Studies show that chia seeds can treat diabetes, boost energy and more

12/15/2013 - Chia is a species of flowering plant that bears oval-shaped, multicolored seeds. These seeds, which have a neutral taste and crunchy texture, have been cultivated for centuries as a survival food in their native Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds had only just begun to enjoy recognition in the United...

Six food-based medicines that may save your life

9/7/2013 - The famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates states, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." And this timeless adage still holds incredible truth today, as the most effective way to protect the body against disease is to feed it the nutrients it needs to build strong immunity...

Chia seeds are a superfood treasure

5/31/2013 - Many people know that flax seed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and will be happy to know that they have another available source in the chia seed. This tiny seed has many advantages over flax; it doesn't need to be ground to access the nutrients, and the seeds can be stored for long periods...

Super charge your health with chia seeds

5/14/2013 - Chia seeds are an ancient fuel source used for centuries by some of the world's healthiest people. These super seeds contain an abundance of life-enhancing nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Super charge your health by incorporating chia seeds in your diet. Chia seeds are native...

Chia seeds are the ultimate survival food for long-term storage

11/11/2012 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there's a lot of renewed interest in preparedness. One thing we all learned from the disaster is that when the power grid goes down, starvation isn't too far behind for those who have failed to store food. It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping...

Organic chia seeds available once again after year of global crop failures due to extreme weather

11/5/2012 - Organic chia seeds are back! They've been very difficult to find for the past year due to a wave of global crop failures caused by floods and drought. These crop failures, coupled with increasing awareness and demand for chia seeds, has caused chia supplies to dwindle while prices tripled. In the...

Chia seed - Ancient food of Aztec warriors, now on Wall Street

7/23/2012 - The versatile chia seed has a long history of cultivation and use in Mexico, Central and South America. Warriors of the past have recognized chia's exceptional energy and stamina supporting attributes. Over the last several years, those wishing to boost vitality have discovered the extraordinary power...

Find out about an exceptional source of omega-3 and more

9/8/2011 - Finding the right inexpensive source of omega-3 fatty acids is trickier than ever before. Fish are a great dietary source. But sea life has been exposed to many toxins lately. And seafood is not so cheap. Flax seeds or oils (organic) are good inexpensive, safe sources of omega-3. But chia seeds are...

Specials on certified organic Chia seeds offered by the NaturalNews Store

6/2/2011 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there's a lot of renewed interest in preparedness. One thing we all learned from the disaster is that when the power grid goes down, starvation isn't too far behind for those who have failed to store food. It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping...

Organic chia seeds available from Natural News

1/27/2010 - Organic chia seeds are back! They've been almost impossible to find for the past year due to a wave of global crop failures caused by floods and drought. These crop failures, coupled with increasing awareness and demand for chia seeds, has caused chia supplies to dwindle while prices tripled. In...

Pack Your Nutrient Dense Smoothies with Chia Seeds

1/25/2010 - Years ago, we all saw the chia pets advertised on TV or on department store selves. Perhaps, you even have one of these sprout-covered clay sculptures sitting on your counter right now. But you might not know that the chia seeds that create that fluffy green afro are packed with amazing benefits for...

Chia is an Ancient Superfood Treasure

9/16/2009 - Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is often a challenging feat. Since most convenience foods seem to typify the antonym of health, extra effort is required to strategically map out nutritionally-rich preparations that integrate well within a busy lifestyle; to the health enthusiast this is part and parcel...

How to Lose Weight with Chia Seeds

2/11/2009 - What are chia seeds? What we know as chia seeds are the seeds from the Chia plant, which is a member of the mint family of plants. They do not have a minty taste, in fact they don`t taste of much at all. The benefits of chia lie in its nutritional value; it`s high in omega-3 fatty acid (ref: http://www.therawfoodworld.com/product_info.php?products_id=1001457),...

Chia Seeds Benefit Health

1/29/2009 - Chia seeds are one of these foods that, if you talk about them with other people, you'll inevitably get a blank stare back at you. That's fine because that gives you the chance to tell people about what is thought to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The name chia comes from the Aztec word...

Chia Seeds: The Ancient Wisdom of the Aztecs

11/30/2008 - Recently I have been putting chia seeds into everything. I have always been into flax and hemp, but I find chia seeds so much more versatile and easy to use. Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. In fact, Chia means "strength" in the language of...

Interview With Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 2)

4/20/2008 - The following is part two of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his career as...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds

3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....

Interview with Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 1)

3/4/2008 - The following is part one of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his career as...

The Chia 'Cheat Sheet' and Ten Raw Chia Recipes

1/8/2008 - Chia seed is an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance. It is a member of the sage family (Salvia Hispanica). The little black and white seeds were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest. "Chia" is actually...

GoodCause Wellness launches world's first agave-sweetened granola with chia, goji and blueberries

11/17/2006 - Nutritional supplement company GoodCause Wellness recently announced the launch of its new 100 percent organic granola with chia seeds, goji berries and blueberries, sweetened only with all-natural agave nectar. The granola is produced in small, hand-made batches, and contains organic chia seeds,...

New omega-3 rich superfood discovery (preview)

3/13/2006 - This is an exclusive story about one of the most exciting new superfoods you've probably never heard of. It is a selectively-bred superfood seed derived from chia. Chia is a well-known ancient grain or seed used by the Aztecs as a superfood source, and by itself it is very nutritional. It's something...

Interview: Ricardo Ayerza on the healing nutrition of chia seeds

12/4/2005 - Mike:I'm here today with Ricardo Ayerza, an advisor to the Omega Tree. Ayerza: That's right. We are advising people where to find good seeds, and, of course, our main job is to advise the grower on how to produce the seeds. Mike: And for the readers and listeners, we're talking about chia seeds,...

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