Chia or Salvia Hispánica is a seed from Central America, which are rich in carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Although many do not know, these seeds were consumed by the Mayans and Aztecs before the European colonization, after this fact, this food fell into oblivion like the Quinoa or the Amaranth.


The main characteristic and importance of this seed, is due to its high content of Omega3, which to obtain it the seed must be ground or chewed.

The word Chía has Maya origin and means «Strength». This is because it is a source of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that help us fight fat and regulate body weight. Among other properties, they include:

? They do not contain gluten, they have antioxidants and they are a great source of fiber.
? They have 5 times more calcium than milk.
? They have 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries.
? Triple the amount of iron that spinach possesses.
? They contain twice as much fiber as oats and more than twice as much protein as any vegetable.
? Exceeds the potassium content of the banana.


Purifying properties and antioxidants: Chia seeds help eliminate liquids and toxins, also regulates the intestinal flora, prevent cellular oxidation and benefit other physiological functions.
Increase muscle mass: The chia ratio provides an extra energy and in addition to its high fiber content and high protein content, increases the muscle table and regenerates tissues.
Help to lose weight: Chia seeds help find the ideal weight of each person. Thanks to fiber they help in the digestive process and control hunger. When they come in contact with water, they form a hypocaloric layer that increases their weight tenfold in the stomach, which produces a feeling of fullness.
They generate an extra contribution of energy: These seeds contain twice as much potassium as banana and twice as much protein as any vegetable.
They are a healthy source of Omega 3: It is proven that Chia seeds contain more of this fatty acid than some fish, such as salmon.
They help to keep us hydrated: The seeds absorb between 10 and 12 times their weight in the water and helps us to be hydrated. They are ideal for practicing sports and normally active people. It can be taken before going to the gym or practicing any sport.

Still do not know how to take care of yourself? Try our Chía and the recipes, because if it’s Goya … it has to be good!

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