A Normal Cholesterol Level is Achievable Using Chia Seed
The first time I heard about “chia” I was watching a commercial for the infamous chia pet being sold at the local drug store. Since that time I have learned there is a whole lot more to chia than the lively Christmas gift.
Like so many who fight a high cholesterol score, I have made a search for a healthy supplement that I enjoy using to help me get it under control. In my search to lower my cholesterol with a diet of healthy fatty acids, I quickly learned a lot about flax seed oil benefits, fish oil benefits and flax seed benefits. I also came across chia seed, once a food source used by the Aztec Indians. It was after a lot of research that I decided, for a number of reasons, that a daily supplement of chia seed was the way I wanted to go but I had also learned that the benefits of the bulk purchase seed carried by the health food stores isn’t the most effective in terms of vitamin and nutrient content.
My cholesterol levels are mostly inherited rather than because of a rich diet and I have all kinds of problems bringing it under control. For me, I really wanted to have a supplement as rich as possible in omega-3 fatty acids in the right proportions to omega-6 acids. When you can, take a minute to Google all the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, it is truly amazing all the good they do. Anyway, I am aware of the benefits of fish oil but I am just a little uneasy about possible heavy metal contamination and I don’t like taking pills or capsules. Similarly, flax seed and flax oil have a great many people who swear by it but, while it does provide relatively high amounts of omega3, flax doesn’t offer as much as chia.
I was determined to lower my cholesterol naturally, without prescription medication if possible, and keep it down. That said, once I decided that chia was the supplement for me, the next step for me was to find the product that offered me the best and highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients, fibers and antioxidants.