What are the Health Benefits?
It is natural
It targets weight loss
It is good for your heart
It is protein power
One of the most common ways to benefit from chia is simply by eating it:
- sprinkled onto salads and finished dishes
- mixed into drinks and smoothies
- stirred into yogurt and oatmeal
- swirled into soups
You can eat chia whole (the body utilises the whole seed perfectly), milled or ground or even soaked into a gel.
Nutritionists recommend eating 1 tablespoon of chia per day for adults and 1 teaspoon a day per child.
Our specialty chia tea, made from the chia seed, is available to taste at the House of Chia/Tea House. Chia tea is used as an energising drink. It is one of 700 species of the salvias-sage family. It can be used as a herbal tea for anti-inflammatory issues and to reduce hot flushes. Chia tea is an antioxidant as well. It can be used as a mouth wash - gargled for gum and mouth ulcers.
The tea has a drying effect. It can help reduce exesscive sweating and is popular as a method for relieving night sweats. One heaped tea spoon into a pot of hot water produces enough for several cups. It is possible to re-use the same pot of tea. When the leftover tea has cooled, add ginger, mint or even lime to produce a different texture in the tea.
When drinking the chia tea hot with a meal, it will enhance the flavour of the meal without leaving a strong after taste. Drunk hot or cold chia tea is a refreshing beverage.