White Chia Seeds
Whole white chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica L.). The most nutrient-dense grain and the richest plant-based source of Omega 3.
The white variety of chia seeds are a product of selective natural breeding. Whereas the original variety (aka Black Chia Seeds) is approximately 95% black and 5% other colors consisting of brown, white, and grey, the white variety consists of 95% white and 5% other colors. Contrary to what other companies might say, there is no nutritional difference between the two variants. The only real difference is that the white variety can be more aesthetically than the black and can be mixed in flours without changing the color.
Top Health Benefits
- Chia seeds increases energy and endurance, making it the perfect pre-workout drink for endurance training.
- Chia seeds improve digestion due to its high fiber content. It is comparable to psyllium, but with high levels of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
- Chia seeds help improve blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. People with diabetes and/or high cholesterol would benefit greatly by ingesting soaked chia seeds 30 minutes before every meal.
- Chia seeds, due to its impressively high amount of plant-based Omega 3, is helpful in developing and repairing the brain and the heart.
- Mix 1-2 tablespoon chia seeds in beverage of choice. Let soak and gel for at least 10 minutes. Drink before meal or exercise. For best results, take 3 tablespoons every day.
- To maximize health benefits, you may “crack open” dry chia seeds by grinding them in a small coffee grinder for a few seconds. This helps in releasing the Omega 3 fatty acids stored within the seeds. Soak in water or juice before intake.
- If you want to avoid having to wait for chia to gel before intake, you can presoak chia and freeze the resulting chia gel in ice cube trays. Mix 1-3 cubes in a glass of water or juice.