Originally grown in South America and now also in WA Australia, Chia seeds were first used as food as early as 3500 BC and were one of the main dietary components of the Aztecs and the Mayans.
Chia seeds were eaten as a grain, drunk as a beverage when mixed with water, ground into flour, and included in medicines.
Chia is the Mayan word for ‘strength’. The seeds were used by these ancient cultures as mega-energy food by their running messengers, who would carry a small pouch with them. Chia was also used by the Aztecs as a currency of money.
Grounded Chia Seeds
Lite and Healthy has chosen ground Chia seeds to give our shakes a good, drinkable texture. Grounded Chia seed has the same incredible nutritional profile as Chia seeds due to the natural process which carefully grinds the chia to protect the omega 3, vitamins and minerals and protect oxidisation. 2 scoops of Lite and Healthy, gives you your daily Chia recommendations.
The Magic behind Lite And Healthy
The soluble fibre, when mixed with water, makes a gel-like substance, which when ingested, lines the intestinal track with the gel and magically lowers the GI of other foods consumed after. This will help in keeping hunger under control and sustaining long-lasting energy and also a healthy tummy.