Chia seeds are one of the most historically significant superfoods in our natural world. Chia translates to “strength,” as these seeds may have been a major superfood that fueled the rise of the greatest indigenous empires in the western hemisphere. Both the Aztec’s and Mayans likely relied on these tiny black seeds by the handful as sources of reliant energy – and it’s no surprise as to why.
Planet Protein packs chia seeds into every bite of our Cherry Almond Fudge bars. There are many reasons why chia seeds are among the most powerful superfoods on earth. Here’s a few of our favorites
They form a gel when moisture is added, absorbing up to ten times their weight. The result is a table spoon of hunger obliterating nutrition. They are also an effective egg substitute and smoothie thickener.
Often vegan protein bars are an effective food for anyone transitioning to a plant based diet. Not only are chia seeds filling, they are also an immediate source of omega 3’s, which are essentials sometimes left out when an individual makes the transition. These little seeds are truly the keystone to our Cherry Almond Fudge as you know it.
Chia seeds are full of the nutrients needed for strong bones: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and protein. These four major nutrients comprise an essential panel of bone health needs. They round out what is an effective food for the metabolism, muscles, and bones.
Super foods are all the rage, and rightfully so! When these exciting new foods are revealed from the far corners of the globe it’s a true revelation. Some of these foods come and go from the focus of the public eye.
Others, such as kale, quinoa, ginger, and chia seeds remain stalwart. Once the excitement of a new discovery fades, what’s left is the truth behind the product. While chia seeds may have an exciting role in our anthropological history, they are as relevant to today as they ever have been.