Chia Seed

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Tiny chia seeds-packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium and more-are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids in the world! Discover the history of this ancient Aztec grain and learn how it can support optimal health. Find out how chia seed can benefit your waistline and your wallet. Learn to quickly and easily incorporate this superfood into your diet with practical tips and delicious recipes.
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Overview


Tiny chia seeds-packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium and more-are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids in the world! Discover the history of this ancient Aztec grain and learn how it can support optimal health. Find out how chia seed can benefit your waistline and your wallet. Learn to quickly and easily incorporate this superfood into your diet with practical tips and delicious recipes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580541886
  • Publisher: Woodland Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Woodland Health Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Diana Allen, MS, CNS is a health writer and certified clinical nutritionist in private practice in western Massachusetts, where she specializes in traditional whole food diets, raw food nutrition, detoxification and food/body issues. To contact Diana, read her blog or learn more about her work, please visit her website: www.eat2evolve.com.
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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Chia 5

Chia's Ancient Origins 6

Chia's Aztec Heritage 7

Recorded Uses of Chia 8

The Disappearance of Chia 12

Botany and Cultivation 13

Species of Chia 14

The Colors of S. Hispanica 15

Chia in the Marketplace 16

Basic Nutrition 17

Functional Foods vs. Superfoods 18

Macronutrients in Chia 19

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 23

Antioxidants in Chia 26

Vitamins in Chia 28

Minerals in Chia 28

Researched and Suggested Health Benefits 30

Chia in the Kitchen 32

Baking with Chia 33

Recipes 34

References 39

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