Mighty Warriors – Chia and Flax Seeds…


There are two little seeds that can offer you incredible benefits – everything from unbelievable good health to high energy, effortless weight loss and longevity.

Often called “Ancient Super Foods of The Future” these tiny but might warriors are Flaxseed and Chia seed.


Flax seeds

Flax seeds are being tagged as the new wonder food by many because they carry one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet.

Similar to grains (although not a grain itself) the vitamin and mineral profiles are similar. But when it comes to fiber, antioxidants and those importantOmega-3 acids, flaxseed is a clear winner.

First cultivated in Babylon as early as 3,000 BC., it was mandatory for all subjects in King Charlemagne’s court to consume it because he believed in the health benefits so much and now 13 centuries later science and research is making him look like a genius.

Containing all sorts of healthy components, flax seed owes its healthy reputation primarily to three ingredients:

Rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids: These are the good fats…the ones that offer heart-healthy effects. Flax seed offers about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s per tablespoon. Omega-3 fatty acids are key players in the war against inflammation in our bodies.

Phytochemicals and antioxidants: Flax seed is perhaps our best source of lignans containing 75-800 times more than other plant foods. Lignans convert in our intestines to substances that tent to balance female hormones and there is even evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce menopausal symptoms, offer anti-cancer properties and help prevent diabetes.

Fiber: Fiber in the diet helps to stabilize blood sugar which in turn promotes proper functioning of the intestines and you would be hard pressed to find a food higher in fiber (both soluble and insoluble) than flaxseed. This fiber is mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax.

An added benefit that flaxseed offers is that it is very low in carbohydrates which makes it ideal for those who wish to limit their intake of sugars and starches. The combination of high fiber with healthy fat makes it a great solution for weight loss and maintenance.

It’s important to note that flax seed needs to be ground in order to make their nutrients available otherwise they simply pass through the body undigested.

Because flax seed helps to keep people feeling satisfied, those wishing to lose excess body fat find this wonder seed a key to ultimately sticking to a healthy eating plan without being derailed by demanding food cravings.


Chia Seed

The second little wonder seed is Chia seed. Similar to flax, chia seed is loaded with protein, is an excellent source of fiber, full of antioxidants, loaded with vitamins and minerals and a great source of B vitamins including folic acid and the richest known plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids offering more omega-3 than Atlantic salmon.

Chia seeds offer important anti-aging properties and fight free radicals by neutralizing the free radicals that cause premature aging and by flushing out age-accelerating toxins. They help you regain youthful exuberance and skin elasticity, they enhance hair, skin and nails, lubricates joints, reduces inflammation and muscle soreness.

Gram for gram Chia seeds offer the highest source of protein bar none. All it takes is one or two tablespoons daily to improve nutrition.

Chia seed is definitely the most nutritious seed available anywhere; it is one of the best health-building super foods or nutritional supplements around. Unlike flax seed, Chia seeds to not have to be ground but can be enjoyed right out of the bag or you can add them to salads or cereals or nearly anything else.

Pair this chia seed with flax seed for a double punch of super-power and super-nutrition. This power duo promotes health in everyone who takes it.

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