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What is Chia Seed Oil?

Chia seed oil is a versatile oil that can be used for a variety of purposes include cooking, home remedies, and beauty care. Chia seed oil is rich in nutrients and has a subtle taste, which means you can add it to almost any food and improve its nutrition without drastically altering its flavor.
Ginger citrus chia cups with pistachios and goji berries in small glass jars

Ginger Citrus Chia Cups with Pistachios and Goji Berries

Even if you are aware of the incredible health benefits Chia Seeds possess, you may still have some questions about the best ways to enjoy them. Below you will find one delicious recipe that will allow you to enjoy your Chia and a healthier lifestyle. 

Heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids like chia seeds and flax seeds in bowls

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Omega-3s

For years people were taught that fatty foods were bad and fat should be avoided. The last few decades have debunked this theory and replaced it with a more complex idea: fats are both good and bad, and some are essential. Saturated fats are found in red meats and are known to raise blood cholesterol levels if consumed too frequently. Trans fat is also considered a “bad” fat and is rarely found naturally occurring in plant or animal products.

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Chia seed tortillas on a plate

Chia Tortillas and Wraps

Even if you are aware of the incredible health benefits Chia Seeds possess, you may still have some questions about the best ways to enjoy them. Below you will find one delicious recipe that will allow you to enjoy your Chia and a healthier lifestyle. 

Beyond the Equator chia seeds in a bowl next to a spoonful of flax seeds

Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds

Which one of these powerhouse seeds is best for you?  Before diving into the nutritional and functional details, let’s start out by stating that adding either of these seeds to your diet is a fantastic idea.   Chia and Flax seeds are among the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet and there is really no way to go wrong with either. 

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Superfood loaded smoothie bowl with chia seeds

Superfood Loaded Smoothie Bowl

Even if you are aware of the incredible health benefits Chia Seeds possess, you may still have some questions about the best ways to enjoy them. Below you will find one delicious recipe that will allow you to enjoy your Chia and a healthier lifestyle. 

A bag of chia seeds

A History of Chia Seeds

The first evidence of chia seeds being used as food dates back to 3500 BC and the Aztec empire used chia as a cash crop as early as 1500 BC in central Mexico. The Aztecs came to the Central Valley of Mexico from the north, near the current-day cities of Jalisco and Guanajuato. The climate of the Mexican Central Valley is semi-arid, and this is where the Aztecs first began to sow crops such as chia, amaranth, corn, and beans. As the Aztec empire grew through conquering nearby nations, these staple crops became a form of currency.

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Chia seed crispbread crackers

Chia Crispbread Crackers

Even if you are aware of the incredible health benefits Chia Seeds possess, you may still have some questions about the best ways to enjoy them. Below you will find one delicious recipe that will allow you to enjoy your Chia and a healthier lifestyle. 

Chia seed oil and chia seeds

Balsamic Vinegar Chia Dressing

Even if you are aware of the incredible health benefits Chia Seeds possess, you may still have some questions about the best ways to enjoy them.  Below you will find one delicious recipe that will allow you to enjoy your Chia and a healthier lifestyle. 

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