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Chia Seed Eco 250 g

By Salud Viva

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Chia seeds from Salud Viva have great potential in essential amino acids, their enormous percentage of fiber between 50 and 60%, as they do not contain gluten, can be perfectly consumed by celiacs. They constituted one of the most appreciated crops of pre-Colombian societies and today we know why. Without magnesium stearate, without silicon dioxide ... Only the ingredients indicated. Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is a herbaceous plant, native to the mountainous areas of Central America and used since pre-Columbian times, where it was one of the staple foods for the inhabiting civilizations. Chia seeds (small, oval, brownish-brown colored to white and bright) stand out for their richness in nutritional components such as polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Seed oils constitute 31.4% of the total, where more than 80% of these are polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and 6. 100g of seeds provide 20.6g of fatty acids where alpha-linolenic acid stands out (routes of fatty acids DHA and EPA). Alpha-linolenic acid contributes to maintaining blood cholesterol levels. This beneficial effect for cardiovascular health is already obtained with a tablespoon of seeds a day. This high quantity implies that chia seeds are one of the best sources of vegetable fatty acids (AGEs). AGEs are very important for human nutrition, since our body cannot synthesize it and must be incorporated into our diet. It should be taken into account that being a source of plant origin, it does not contain cholesterol, while other sources of AGE such as fish, have cholesterol, saturated fatty acids and even environmental toxins and / or heavy metals. Apart from the impressive contribution of omega 3, the seeds contain about 20% protein. Among the essential amino acids they contain, lysine stands out, a limiting amino acid in other cereals. They do not contain gluten so its consumption is suitable for people allergic or intolerant to gluten. They are a valuable source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. High fiber diets help maintain digestive and intestinal health and facilitate the evacuation of feces. In terms of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, chia has a high content of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamins of group B and Vitamin E. Chia seeds also contain flavonoids that help to keep the fatty acid composition of the seeds more stable. It prevents them from rooting fast, unlike other essential acids that are obtained from fish or algae that are easily oxidized. It is recommended to consume chia seeds, they are placed between two tablespoons of seeds in a glass of water, juice or another drink. They are removed with a teaspoon so that they come into contact with the liquid and left for 15 to 30 minutes. Due to the soluble fiber that the seed contains and also due to its liquid absorption capacity, a gel will be formed that will be taken together with the seeds after the waiting time. When mixing them with water and leaving them between 15 or 30 minutes. The result will be an almost solid jelly. This reaction generated by the gel is due to the soluble fiber present in the chia. A consumption of between 10 and 25 grams of chia per day is recommended.

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Brand Salud Viva
Category Nuts & Seeds
Fruugo ID 50934861-101898659
EAN 007600000058
Retailer VRN ESB66291097