Integration - Balance - Harmony
PANACHIA -- CHIA SEEDS
(from the mint family)
Ancient food of the future:
For centuries this tiny little seed was used as a staple food by the Indians of the south west and Mexico. Known as the running food, its use as a high energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs.
The Chia’s hydrophilic colloidal properties aid the digestion of any foods helping people with sour stomachs...
This gel-forming reaction is due to the soluble fiber in the Chia..
--This same gel-forming phenomenon takes place in the stomach when food containing these gummy fibers, known as mucilages, are eaten.
-- The gel that is formed in the stomach creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
--The obvious benefits for diabetics, this slowing in the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar offers the ability for creating endurance
---Chia seed owing to its hydrophilic properties, absorb more than 12 times its weigh in water.
--This ability to hold on to water offers the ability to prolong hydration. Fluids and electrolytes provide the environment that supports the life of all the body’s cells
--Chia seed, a muscle and tissue builder and an energizer of endurance with extensive hydration properties
--As a source of protein, the Chia, after ingestion, is digested and absorbed very easily.
-- This results in rapid transport to the tissue and utilization by the cells. This efficient assimilation makes the Chia very effective when rapid development of tissue
--Chia seed's high oil content, and the richest vegetables source for the essential omega-3 fatty acid.
--The unsaturated fatty acids function in the body by cooperating with vitamin D in making calcium available to the tissues, assisting in the assimilation of phosphorus, and stimulating the conversion of carotene into vitamin A.
--The Chia seed is also a rich source of calcium as it contains the important mineral boron, which acts as catalyst for the absorption and utilization of the calcium by the body.