ancient yet powerful.
Want to improve your diet but you have no clue how or where to start? You should probably start with chia seeds! This amazing superfood has a long history of cultivation and consumption by ancient Aztecs and Mayans. These pre-Colombian civilisations used chia seeds as a key component of their food and medicine.
‘Chia’ is the Mayan word for ‘strength’, adding these powerful chia seeds to your diet not only give you high energy and endurance, but is incredibly easy too! And the best part? Just rip it open, and voila, it is ready to be eaten. Super easy and convenient!
The human body needs a lot of protein to survive and thrive, but are you getting enough protein? For most people, their source of protein comes from meat, leaving plant-eaters without much options. Whereas for beginners, going vegan could be really intimidating, we get it.
But in fact, plant-based proteins are widely available naturally and Halvia chia seeds are one of the most convenient, easy and versatile source of plant protein. With its complete profile of all nine amino acids that our body cannot produce independently, chia seeds is perfect for lean muscle building, to build and repair all body tissues, hair and nails, to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
4.4 grams per 2 tablespoons. 9% of daily requirement.
Super high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. More accurately, Halvia chia seeds are an excellent source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the only essential and the parent molecule of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Proven to be able to fight the damages done to the blood vessels, brain, neurones, and organs, ALA offers a lot of benefits that is so important to our body. We are talking about from treating Alzheimer’s disease naturally, to warding off chronic inflammations that strings along a bunch of other diseases. That includes all those pre-menstrual discomforts and pain that send all females bursting into frustration. ALA also fights diabetes and diabetic complications, helps in lowering blood sugar levels, prevents memory loss and improves the body's immune system.
Worry not about DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), because ALA may be converted to DHA and EPA in our body!
5 grams per 2 tablespoons. 3 times higher than its Omega-6 profile.
Here is a quick fun fact: Halvia chia seeds will remain fresh even in room temperature, all thanks to their extreme abundance of natural antioxidants.
Other than flavonoids, such as quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol, chia seeds are also a really good source of phenolic acids, such as chlorogenic and caffeic acid. Like any other antioxidants, they scavenge free radicals that are naturally produced by human body, or from external sources such as exposure to X-rays, air pollutants, and industrial chemicals. Their free radical scavenging property inhibits the process of oxidation and cellular damage to our blood vessel walls, DNA and protein, which in return can actively prevent wrinkles, premature skin ageing, heart diseases while boosting your immune system.
Chia seeds have a high ORAC score, hitting up to 22,000 per 100 grams. That is even higher than blueberries!
We can boast about the benefits of having a high-fibre diet, all day.
Let's start with a much common-known fact. Fibre is what keeps you full and satisfied, cutting back on the deadly cravings and snacking that are generous with extra weight, hence promotes weight loss and simultaneously boosting your energy. Halvia chia seeds work really great in relieving constipation, ensuring a smooth and regulated bowel movements due to its gel-like characteristic. The gel is essential in cleansing and soothe the colon and absorb toxins while lubricating and strengthening peristaltic action, keeping the food and waste in moving along your digestive tract. Now you know what pushes the button of 'wanting to go'.
But the amount of fibre present in chia seeds can do much more than that. Fibre binds itself with excess cholesterol within the gut and excretes it out of your body as waste, before they are absorbed. By preventing the absorption of excess cholesterol into your blood, your can ensure that your cholesterol levels are in the green zone.
Do you know that chia seeds are safe and perfect in preventing diabetes? With the amount of fibre chia seeds house, they can easily control blood glucose level, reduce blood pressure along with the risks of complications such as cardiovascular and kidney diseases, heart failure and of course, diabetes.
11 grams per 2 tablespoons. 42% of daily requirement.
Phosphorus. For strong bones and teeth, metabolism and nutrient utilisation, hormonal balance and brain functions.
243.81 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 35% of daily requirement.
Magnesium. Essential for transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
94.97 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 24% of daily requirement.
Calcium. Calcium is crucial in growing new bone and maintaining bone strength. Our heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
178.89 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 18% of daily requirement.
Iron. Iron is the essential mineral that helps to transport oxygen throughout the body. Without sufficient amount oxygen supplied throughout our body, the exhaustion can affect everything from our brain function to our immune system's ability to fight off infections.
2.19 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 27% of daily requirement.
Manganese. Helps in developing healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and in creating essential enzymes for building bones.
0.77 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 34% of daily requirement.
Copper. Copper helps with the formation of collagen, creation of red blood cells, keeping our immune system healthy and plays a role in energy production. Copper also helps our body absorb iron better.
0.26 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 29% of daily requirement.
B1, Thiamine. Plays an important role in supporting a healthy cardiovascular system and maintaining a optimum nervous system in our body.
0.18 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 15% of daily requirement.
B3, Niacin. Improves cholesterol levels and lowers many cardiovascular risks. Might help in lowering the risk of osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's disease and cataracts.
2.5 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 16% of daily requirement.
B9, Folate or Folic Acid. Essential during pregnancy to protect against miscarriage and neural tube defects in the fetus. Helps in DNA synthesis and repair, as well as encourages cell and tissue growth.
13.89 milligrams per 2 tablespoons. 3% of daily requirement.
do you know?
our modern diet is contributing to a various number of chronic diseases.
what are halvia chia seeds good for?
With all those powerful nutritional profile, they are unbelievably beneficial in so many ways. Perfect for:
- Cardiovascular health.
- Muscle energy and endurance.
- Joint function and mobility.
- Digestion regularity and detoxification.
- Maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels.
- Memory and mental clarity.
- Hormone modulation.
- Sexual health.
- Skin complexion.
should you be consuming halvia?
Yes, definitely! After all, it only does good for your body so we highly recommend everyone to consume them, most especially:
- Athletes or people with active lifestyle.
- People with gluten sensitivity.
- Women suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- Diabetes patients.
- People suffering from malnutrition.
- People with weight management issues.
- People with cardiovascular problems such as blood pressure, cholesterol and heart problems.
- People with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).