Thursday, July 7, 2016

It's Nuts, I tell you! - Chia Seeds

Besides the selection of Nuts at the Nuts website ( they have a fantastic selection of healthy snacks, one being Chia Seeds. Wait, you didn't know that Chia Seeds were healthy well here's some great facts from the Nuts website.

7 Good Reasons to Start Eating Chia Seeds - from the Nuts website
1 - Help weight loss. Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
2 - Feel fuller faster: They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
3 - Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the "chia gel" can hydrate the body.
4 - Reduce your blood pressure: There's evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
5 - Omega-3: They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
6 - Benefits for diabetes: Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.
7 - They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don't need to be ground up.

1 - Price: Our prices are much lower than some other suppliers. That's because we're one of America's biggest suppliers of chia seeds. Also, we deal directly with the farmers, so there's no "middleman".
2 - They are great quality. If you don't believe us, buy some of our chia seeds and some from elsewhere, and do yourself a blindfolded test—like the Pepsi Challenge but with more Omega-3.
3 - Our customers love them. See their almost deliriously happy comments below.
4 - No added weirdness: Our chia seeds were "raised well"; they are raw, non-GMO, non-irradiated, and produced without pesticides. Yippee!
5 - We guarantee to be in stock and will ship out the same business day.

Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut chooses chia seeds as a top pick because of their overall nutrition package including: healthy fats, fiber, and minerals. In fact, just one tablespoon of chia seeds provides nearly 20 percent of your daily fiber goals. Plus, chia seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, which are a type of fat that the body needs to function that must come from food. Try stirring in a tablespoon of chia seeds into tea, juice or milk for a nutrient boost! Or thanks to their water absorbing properties, chia seeds are great for making pudding.

Chia seeds make an incredibly healthy—and often unnoticeable—addition to many foods.

Here are some great ways to enjoy chia seeds:

They can be eaten raw. (They have a nice "nutty" flavor.)
They can be soaked in fruit juice (in Mexico, they call this "chia fresca").
They're perfect in porridges and puddings.
They make an ideal addition to baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.
How Many Chia Seeds Should You Eat? We recommend two daily doses of about 20 g each (1.5 ounces total).

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
Calories 137
  Fat Cal. 72
Amount/serving %DV* Amount/serving %DV*
Total Fat 9g 13% Total Carb. 12g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4% Dietary Fiber 11g 42%
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sugars 0g
Sodium 5mg 0% Protein 4g

You can order your Chia Seeds at the Nuts website ( or any of their other healthy
and delicious products. They have some great prices on all items and they sell in bulk amounts. Plus free shipping for orders over *$59 (see below).

Everyday Free Shipping* on orders over $59!
* For destinations within the contiguous US, orders totaling $59 or more (before tax) ship free and orders below $59 ship for $5. For other destinations, shipping is calculated at checkout. 3-5 day free shipping can be upgraded for faster delivery. Multiple shipping addresses count separately.

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