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Thousands of years before sprouting the locks of ch-ch-ch-chia pets became an American pastime, ancient Aztecs ate chia seeds as a staple. Chia is the Mayan word for strength, named for its energizing power.Chia is packed with omega-3, fiber, antioxidants, and protein. AztecChia™ contains double the fiber, double the protein, and over 800 mg more omega-3 than ground flax.Chia is gluten freeand can be incorporated into almost any recipe to replace fat and increase nutrient-density. Clinical trials show chia may:
Boost Brain Power. Enhance Energy. Improve Mood.
Chia Seeds are the highest source of natural, plant-based omega-3fatty acids - housing 800 mg more than ground flax. Two tablespoons of chia have more omega-3 than two servings of salmon.
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital in optimizing heart health, boosting brain function, enhancing mood, fighting inflammation, and strengthening the immune system.
Unlike fish oil, AztecChia™ does not contain the risk of heavy metals accumulation or overconsumption of EPA & DHA. Epidemiologic studies report that ALA (Alpha Linoleic Acid) has a very valuable, unique role in the body – taking fish oil is not enough by itself. Omega-3 fatty acids from plant sources should be included in a cardioprotective diet, especially for pregnant women and those managing blood sugar. Read more.
We would do well to learn from healthier cultures around the world whose traditional diet has a higher omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.
Chosen Foods nopal cactus powder comes from the dehydrated cactus pads of the Opuntis Indica cactus, also called the prickly pear cactus. Traditionally, the green pads are cooked and used in Mexican egg dishes, tacos and salads. Their health benefits have been revered by ancient cultures for centuries, helping to lower inflammation, control blood sugar, increase dietary fiber and more. Chosen Foods nopal cactus powder takes these amazing health properties and concentrates them into a nutrient dense, easy to use supplement.
When eating for good health, it’s important to choose the right fats and oils. Chosen Foods avocado oil is 100% cholesterol free. Instead, it is rich in monounsaturated fats which are known to have a cardio-protective effect.
The World Health Organization predicts there will be 377 million diabetics worldwide by 2030. This diabetes epidemic has fostered a growing segment of low-glycemic food products, and increased the use of functional fibers in commercial food preparation.
What is Glycemic Index?
Glycemic Index is a standard system for ranking food’s effect on blood glucose concentrations after a meal. The ranking is between 1 and 100, with 100 being equivalent to pure glucose.
The Exponential Need For Low Glycemic Index Products
Given the diabetes and obesity epidemic, there is an ever growing market for functional foods. Studies have shown that eating foods with a low glycemic index and reduced net carbohydrates may be an effective way to help optimize blood sugar.
According to a meta-analysis of 37 published studies, “Our findings support the hypothesis that postprandial hyperglycemia (high blood sugar after meals), in individuals without diabetes, contributes to chronic disease.”
When eaten as part of a balanced diet, low glycemic foods and regular exercise may aid in weight loss. High GI foods cause a quick surge of energy and then intense hunger as glucose levels quickly drop.