Chia for children
Chia seeds are fun to eat. They do not taste like anything. They do not smell like anything. Chia seeds, however, are packed with nutrition. Feed your children with a super highly nutritive chia snack and assure yourself that they are eating healthy. Visit our recipe site to find chia snacks and ideas for your kids.
With only 15 grams a day of chia, your kids will boast with healthy energy! They will have their protein, iron, calcium and fiber all in a small easy to eat food. Just add 2 teaspoons of chia to a glass of apple, orange, or other fruit juice to add plenty of nutrition to your kid’s diet.
Chia seeds are a great source of protein. Most of the body’s tissues need protein to grow healthy. Chia is the perfect source of protein for your kids in this critical stage of their lives.
Chia for Seniors
As we get older, our nutrition needs change. Our bodies need more protein to regenerate tissue and muscle mass. We also need to incorporate foods that are easy to digest, and easy to eat.
Chia is a full meal of nutrition packed in a small package!! Just add 15 grams of chia to your diet and add 2 the potassium of bananas, 5 times the iron of spinach, more protein than a piece of meat, enough fiber to keep your digestive system going, more calcium than a glass of milk and many other micronutrients and antioxidants.
Chia for Type II Diabetics
Chia will help type II diabetics keep their sugar levels in check. It does so by creating a gelatinous barrier that absorbs carbohydrates and sugars and slowly releases them in the blood stream during digestion. When taken prior to a meal, 15 grams of chia seeds soaked in a glass of water will provide the gel necessary to absorb sugars in the stomach.
Chia seeds will also help reducing many of the cardiovascular risk factors, as it’s loaded with antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, and other vital micronutrients. Diabetics have more than double the risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This is why a healthy incorporation of chia to your diet will help you keep your health in check.
Please remember to consult with your doctor prior to introducing chia to your diet. Also, please remember that chia will be a compliment to the diet proposed by your doctor and should not be taken to reduce the effects of diabetes by itself or without consulting your physician.