“I couldn’t be more certain that in two years, chia is going to be everywhere,” says Dan Gluck of Health Warrior.
In the article, Forbes says the following about chia:
What’s the science behind the claims? According to the USDA, chia is a complete protein, which means it contains all of the amino acids essential to humans and is comparable in protein quality to beef. It has a low glycemic index, which means it has a negligible effect on insulin levels, and it’s hydrophilic, which means it absorbs 10 times its weight in water–a low-calorie food that is filling because of its volume. It’s rich in B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, fiber antioxidants and the anti-inflammatory flavonoid quercetin. (Studies published by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism have shown quercetin to provide allergy relief, lower blood pressure and possibly improve VO2 max; studies done by Harvard Medical School recommend consuming essential acids to prevent heart and cardiovascular disease.)
Have you tried chia? Did it have a positive impact on your life?