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Where You Buy Chia Seeds Makes a Difference

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by admin

There are plenty of places where you can buy chia seeds online but, like any product that you use for its nutritional value, quality matters. At AZChia, a dedicated staff continues to look for the newest information about chia and to make new products that make it more convenient to get the most benefits that chia has to offer. Your success at having a healthier diet rests on your ability to add the seeds to your food on a daily basis, no matter where you are. Products like our new Chia-2-Go Packets are easy to take along and make a part of any meal.

AZChia produces products certified for best agriculture and processing practices. Each chia product you buy from us is kosher, vegan, halal and gluten free. Our research has provided us with a lot of information about chia seeds and the impact they can have on people’s lives. Not only do we use this research to create new and innovative products, we also share a great deal of information about chia seeds on our site. You can learn about the history of chia, how it was and is consumed today, storage conditions and keeping the product safe, how it is grown and much more. We make sure that, when you buy chia seeds from us, you get a high quality product, a wide choice in products, and the information you need to effectively implement chia seeds into a healthy diet.

Five Reasons to Add Chia to Your Diet Today

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by admin

If you’re just hearing about chia for the first time, you’re in for a treat. While many people can’t help but think of those terra cotta figurines that, when sprinkled with water, appear to grow “hair,” when they hear the word “chia,” most people have no idea just how great chia can be as a healthy addition to your diet. Here are some great reasons why you should try chia seeds today:

1)      Chia seeds are nutritious. Not only do they contain more omega-3 fatty acids than any other natural plant source, they are also loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and many other vitamins and minerals.

2)      Chia seeds keep you feeling full. Because chia seeds have high soluble fiber levels and can absorb so much water, they help to release natural carbohydrate energy slowly into the bloodstream — so you’ll stay full longer.

3)      Chia seeds are energizing. Just a single tablespoon provides a boost of stamina and endurance.

4)      Chia seeds are versatile. Since they have a subtle, nutlike flavor, chia seeds can be simply eaten from the bag. They can also be mixed into many foods, including cereal, salad and yogurt, or added to a smoothie.

5)      Chia seeds are convenient. They can be stored for long periods of time at room temperature, without losing their nutritional value.

So there you have it. There are so many reasons to incorporate chia seeds into your diet — so visit the AZChia store, today.

Chia: The Environmentally-Friendly Crop

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by admin

While chia is great for your health, both body and mind, many are unaware that chia is also great for the environment. The use of chia seeds as an omega-3 source prevents the depletion of natural fish stocks, as well as eliminates concerns about the accumulation of toxins, like mercury and dioxin, that tend to build up in fish and fish products. And because chia can hold up at room temperature for long periods of time, without expiring, artificial preservatives are not needed when chia seed is used in human or animal diets.

Chia seeds, produced by the chia plant which is a member of the mint family and naturally repels insects eliminates the need for pesticides being used to protect the crop during its growth cycle. When fewer toxins are exposed to the environment, natural wildlife has a chance to thrive, and the ecosystem is not disturbed.  Additionally when consumed, there is no concern about pesticide residues being found on the seeds.

If you’re looking for an alternative to other, less environmentally-friendly sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy nutrients, it’s time to try chia seeds.

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