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Chia Seeds

Studies show that chia seeds can treat diabetes, boost energy and more

Posted December 16, 2013

Chia is a species of flowering plant that bears oval-shaped, multicolored seeds. These seeds, which have a neutral taste and crunchy texture, have been cultivated for centuries as a survival food in their native Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds had only just begun to enjoy recognition in the United States, however, when the eccentric Californian gadget company, Joseph Enterprises, began to market them in the 1980s as “Chia Pets,” which are terracotta figurines that sprouted chia.

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Chia Seed: Stamina Sustainer

Posted June 5, 2013

Stamina is the capacity to continue an activity for some period of time or to repeat a movement continuously. The length of time that we require to keep going determines the type of stamina required. It ranges from local muscular stamina, which is required to perform a series of powerful movements, such as press-ups or wood chopping, to total stamina, where sustained effort is required during a prolonged period. It could be measured in hours, as with the long-distance runner, or even days or weeks, as in the case of Arctic explorers.

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Chia seeds are a superfood treasure

Posted June 1, 2013

Many people know that flax seed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and will be happy to know that they have another available source in the chia seed. This tiny seed has many advantages over flax; it doesn’t need to be ground to access the nutrients, and the seeds can be stored for long periods of time without deteriorating. Chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax.

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Natural Health: Chia seeds can do much for your health

Posted February 19, 2013

Chia seeds are becoming more popular and are now easily found in the health food section of most grocery stores. Chia seed is the common name for Salvia Hispanica. It is a species of a flowering plant in the mint family, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.

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Brew up a wealth of healthful benefit with chai tea

Posted December 12, 2012

Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are superfoods in their own right and should be enjoyed often. What better way than in a delicious, warming brew? The trick is to make your own — commercial varieties are loaded with sugar, pasteurized dairy and other unsavory ingredients which negate any health enhancing features.

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Chia seeds raise blood ALA and EPA levels for postmenopausal women: Study

Posted July 13, 2012

Consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30% for postmenopausal women, says a new study from the Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina.

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Research Shows Breakfast is Still the Most Important Meal of the Day

Posted April 30, 2012

Research performed by the National Dairy Council has found that breakfast does more than just ease hunger. With the new school year around the corner, studies show that breakfast improves memory retention, performance at school and attendance rates.

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Bacteria May Help Prevent Allergies in Your Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Parents worry about exposing their children to bacteria and the possibility that the microorganisms will make their children ill. A new study, however, shows that some bacteria, especially those infants encounter early in life, may help prevent allergies later in life.

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Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet May Help Some Children with Autism

Posted April 30, 2012

A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and physiological symptoms in some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers at Penn State. The research is the first to use survey data from parents to document the effectiveness of a gluten-free, casein-free diet on children with ASD.

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Seaweed intake and blood pressure levels in healthy pre-school Japanese children

Posted April 30, 2012

Few studies have examined whether dietary factors might affect blood pressure in children. We purposed to investigate whether seaweed intake is associated with blood pressure level among Japanese preschool children.

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