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Making the Switch to Chia

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by admin

More and more people are becoming increasingly aware of chia and its health benefits. For those of you who are still unsure about switching from flax seeds to chia seeds in order to reap the many benefits chia offers, we have one question for you at AZChia: what are you waiting for? Chia seeds are so easy to add into your daily diet, since they can be consumed directly and don’t need to be ground like flax seed. Most people simply mix them into their yogurt, juices, or cereals. They have a very mild flavor that’s hardly detectable. They can even be tossed into a smoothie without affecting the taste.

While chia seeds contain about 20% protein, some question whether this is considered a high quality protein. Any amino acid score over 100 indicates a complete or high quality protein, and chia has been given an amino acid score of 115. Chia also has high bio-availability, meaning the body can absorb the nutrients in the chia seed quickly and completely. Chia seed is a completely safe product to consume. In fact, the FDA has stated that chia is a food, not a supplement. As a result, it can be consumed without restrictions.

If you are interested in purchasing chia, we offer many varieties and forms to choose from here at Not only is chia great for you, it’s affordable too! Buy some today and start getting healthy!

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