A New Year, A New You with Chia bia – Naturally increase your energy levels and lose weight

Make 2014 your healthiest year yet with Chia bia, Chia seeds have long been lauded by health conscious celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and supermodel Miranda Kerr.

An ancient super-food grown in South America, Chia seeds are a natural, gluten-free, food-source containing all essential amino acids. They are the highest known plant-based source of Omega 3 and are high in fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc.

Through introducing chia seeds into diets on a regular basis, they are proven to help;

  • Maintain a healthy heart and digestive system
  • Improve memory and concentration
  • Balance blood sugar levels
  • Relieve joint pain
  • Encourage weight loss
  • Increase energy levels.

When used as part of a healthy eating plan, Chia seeds can help with reaching weight loss goals;

  • Chia is hydrophilic meaning that it absorbs water and bulks the stomach making you feel fuller for longer helping to eliminate cravings for unhealthy foods.
  • The soluble fibre in Chia helps slow down the rate at which carbohydrates are digested giving you a much slower release of energy. This ensures your digestive system is healthy and your metabolism is optimal.
  • When chia reaches the tummy, it gels and forms a physical barrier slowing down the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar diminishing sugar peaks and troughs and also ensuring the body stores less fat around the middle.
  • UK nutritionist Patrick Holford, and advocate of Chia bia, is currently promoting a new diet called the low GL diet. The GL Diet refers to Glycaemic Load and his premise behind the diet is that sugars, as opposed to the fats cause weight problems.

Chia bia is Ireland’s leading chia supplier importing their chia seeds from Dr Wayne Coates, the world’s leading chia expert, who sources his chia seeds directly from the farmers in South America, for use in their organic nutrient cereal bars and chia seed berry mixes.

See chiabia.com for more details on the benefits of Chia