“The Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has been established between the dietary intake of alpha-linolenic acid and contribution to brain and nerve tissue development. The following wording reflects the scientific evidence: “Alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid, contributes to brain and nerve tissue development.” — European Food Safety Authority, 2011.

“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain. This raises the exciting possibility that changes in diet are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities, protecting the brain from damage and counteracting the effects of aging.” — Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a UCLA Professor, Neurosurgery and Physiological Science.

Read more
CHIA SEEDS AND SLEEP

CHIA SEEDS AND SLEEP

Chia Seeds and Tryptophan Take regular intake of chia seeds and sleep can improve. Chia seeds contain L-tryptophan which is a natural body clock balancer.  Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs to survive, but does not produce naturally. Its effect...
Chia Pancakes – Chia Recipe

Chia Pancakes – Chia Recipe

CHIA PANCAKES Makes 8–10 chia pancakes 1 tbsp. chia seeds (plus more for garnish) 1/2 c. rolled or instant oats 1 c. whole wheat flour 1 c. milk 1 egg 1 tbsp. peanut oil or coconut oil 2 tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or a combination of cinnamon, allspice,...
CHIA HEALTH BENEFITS FOR AGEING

CHIA HEALTH BENEFITS FOR AGEING

Search the internet and you’ll come up with thousands of discombobulating articles explaining why we age. But although the process of ageing is complex, the keys to extending your life are simple: a peaceful living, fewer calories but optimal nutrition, less...
CHIA SEEDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

CHIA SEEDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

First things first: Understand that taking chia seeds for weight loss does not make you an overnight diet miracle. However, three main elements about chia seeds make their support role in fat/weight loss very significant– fiber, omega-3/6 essential fatty acids (EFAs),...
CHIA SEEDS BURN BELLY FAT

CHIA SEEDS BURN BELLY FAT

If it’s good enough for rats… In late 2010, a team of biochemists in Queensland found that chia seeds burn belly fat in obese rats and led to the break down of fatty deposits around the liver, heart and abdomen. Their findings were published in the Journal...