The chia seed in all its states!

Native to Mexico, Chia was cultivated for its food seeds in pre-Columbian times. Small and concentrated in nutrients, the Chia seed quickly became a staple food for the Aztecs and Mayans. Thousands of years later, the chia seed is still going strong! Low in calories and carbohydrates, rich in fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and proteins, it easily finds its place on our plates by being integrated into many dishes. Focus on 10 of its virtues!


1- Cardiovascular virtues
Chia seeds contain the highest level of omega-3 of all plant foods. Omega-3s help raise "good" cholesterol and protect against heart attacks and strokes.


2- Memory and concentration
It is also because they are composed of 20% omega-3 fatty acids that chia seeds are useful for good brain function. They help protect the arteries of the brain and improve communication between cells.


3- Skin hydration
These tiny seeds can absorb 10 times their weight in water, making them excellent allies for good hydration. The proteins found in chia seeds allow the skin to regenerate by repairing the tissues. Thanks to omega-3, proteins soften the skin and give it better elasticity. Chia seeds can be an excellent help if you suffer from skin irritations.


4- Calcium sources
Naturally rich in calcium, chia seeds strengthen teeth and bones. By incorporating 100 g of chia seeds into your daily diet, you can reduce your intake of dairy products while meeting 20% of your daily calcium needs. You will also fight the risk of osteoporosis more effectively.


5- Satisfying virtues
With only 138kcal per 30g serving, chia seeds are very low in calories.


A diet based on chia seeds will help you feel less hungry, as they have an impact on your appetite.


6- Stress reduction
Rich in tryptophan, an animated acid capable of producing the serotonin and melatonin that will allow you to relax, thus fighting stress, regulating your mood and sleeping better.


7- Diabetes prevention
Chia seeds also help regulate blood glucose levels by slowing the rate at which carbohydrates are digested. They are therefore recommended for the prevention of diabetes, but also for people with diabetes. To do this, simply eat 1 to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds per day.


8- Assist transit
Rich in fibre, chia seeds are therefore very useful for a good transit. Fibre facilitates digestion and helps to reduce acidity in the stomach.


9- Prevention of certain cancers
Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants. Eating them regularly therefore helps to prevent cell ageing and the appearance of certain cancers.


10- Gaining endurance
Chia seeds were used by the Aztecs because they are a source of energy and endurance. They help the body better assimilate proteins and stay in shape all day long.