Chia Seed Oil - 100 ml
Chia seed oil is a good source to get plant based natural proteins. Chia seed oil are very rich source of omega 3s This oil is a blessing for pure vegetarians who cant have fish and fish oil to get all these fatty acids. One of the best food for those who are on protein diet, especially vegans / vegetarians. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein and Omega-3s, they improve metabolic health.
"Chia" is the ancient Mayan word for "strength." Mayan Civilization used to eat chia seeds as dietary staple. Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans.
Warriors used to have Chia seeds with them during war times. They used to eat a small feast full of chia seeds to energize themselves. It would not let them feel starved / hungry, and have less cravings for food, still maintaining the energy level perfectly. That is why chia seeds are called "Warrior Food."
In just a single ounce, which supplies only 137calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate. 1 ounce equals 28 grams, or about 2 tablespoons.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Dietary Fiber: 11 grams. ( 37% by weight)
- Protein: 4.4 grams. ( 20% protein by weight)
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 177 mg - 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 0.6 mg -30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 93 mg - 23% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 265 mg - 27% of the RDA.
- Chia also contains a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
- Chia seeds also contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid; mucin; strontium’ vitamins A, B, E and D; and minerals, including sulphur, iron, iodine, niacin and thiamine; and they’re a rich source of antioxidants.
Health Benefits of Oilcure Chia seed Oil :
1. Rich in Omega 3: Chia oil has no cholesterol or sodium, and only trace amounts of trans fats. Most of the fats it contains are poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and its dominating PUFA is alpha-linolenic acid. Alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that has been shown to exert numerous positive health effects. omega 3 fatty acids are very good for overall good health. A deficiency of such fatty acids may lead to poor memory, depression, fatigue, poor circulation, or dry skin. People who don't eat fish (such as people following a vegan diet) have an increased risk of being deficient in omega-3s, and therefore benefit greatly from adding chia seed oil to their diet. Omega-3 fatty acids Protects against cardiovascular diseases. Omega-3s prevents blood clots and to reduce inflammation in the artery walls.
2. Heart and Blood Pressure : Chia seeds are capable to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it beneficial for heart health. It has heart healthy minerals and vitamins as well. Chia is high in linoleic acid, which helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. Chia is quite high in omega-3s than salmon. Omega-3s protects the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol and inflammation.
3. Chia for Skin: Chia Seed oil is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration and reduce trans-epidermal water loss. This means chia seeds can keep your dry skin soft and supple. Since it is a non-greasy oil even oily skinned girls can use it. Chia seed is considered the richest plant based source of omega-3 fatty acids , offering more than flax seed or fish oil. These fatty acids work to encourage a more radiant and shiny skin. They also help maintain moisture levels, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as relieving dryness and peeling. Chia seed oil can help your skin fight irritation, dehydration, and even banish blemishes.
4. High quality Protein and it is gluten Free: Chia seed oil is high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings. Chia oil contain a good balance of essential amino acids, so our bodies should be able to make use of the protein in them. With 20 % protein content, chia possesses a massive potential to correct and prevent protein energy malnutrition. Protein content of the seed greatly depends upon environmental and agronomic factors. The protein content of chia seed is greater than protein content of all the cereals. The absence of gluten in chia is another unique feature of chia that it can be digested by the patients suffering from celiac disease. The literature revealed the presence of 9 essential amino acids in chia in appreciable amount. Foods rich in protein had a great deal of effect on weight loss due to the loss of fats in the body.
5. Good for Bones and teeth: Chia seeds are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. All of these nutrients are essential for bone health. The calcium content is particularly impressive... 18% of the RDA in a single ounce.
6. Hair Growth: Chia seed oil contains proteins that can facilitate hair growth. Zinc is essential to make hair strong and thicker and chia seed oil contains good amount of zinc. Regular usage of this oil can make hair thicker; reduce hair thinning, hair breakage and hair fall. Mix it with coconut oil to use it as an overnight hair treatment.
7. Cooking: Chia seed oil can definitely be used as a cooking oil. It has higher smoke point than the regular oil and overheating can cause loss of nutrients from your food, so it is recommended to mix it with your regular cooking oil and then use.
External Link for further details on Chia seed oil by NCBI USA : NCBI USA - Research on Chia Seeds
Dosage: For a healthy person take 20 drops with / without water once a day (anytime).
For people having High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Disorders, Diabetes, Feeling tiredness / restlessness take 20 drops with / without water thrice a day (anytime).
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