Chia superfood for fertility   What are Chia seeds? Chia seeds, a hidden superfood, are the tiny dried seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant. This exotic seed from the mint family originates in Central America, where the Aztecs consumed it whole, ground and tossed into flavorful dishes for an added protein boost. Why you should eat Chia: Chia seeds are amazing boosters of fertility and overall wellness. This powerful seed produces a cocktail of Omega 3 fatty acids (1.8 per tablespoon – that’s a lot for a tiny seed!), protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, manganese and zinc. This source of plentiful super nutrients is also anti- inflammatory. Combined with a healthy diet, low in refined foods, sugars and inflammatory triggers, chia seeds boost the level of essential fatty acids which promote a good mood and increase the chance of conception. Who wouldn’t want that? Chia seeds for women: The nutrients in chia seeds help promote conception and a healthy pregnancy. For women undergoing IVF, the Omega 3 fatty acids can improve embryo quality while the zinc augments healthy egg maturation and regulates hormones. Zinc works to reduce the risk of blood clots which cause miscarriages. Men should eat Chia too: Chia seeds are wonderful for augmenting male virility. The antioxidants in chia seeds improve semen quality while the zinc increases testosterone and allows semen to mature properly, improving conception overall. Eat Chia to benefit your baby: When the time comes to prepare for your baby’s arrival, there are a few foods that give your baby a nutrient cocktail to promote growth and development. The Omega 3 fatty acids in chia seeds contribute to the healthy growth of the brain, spine and eyes. Chia helps these conditions through nutrition:
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • Fertility
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
Which is the best Chia? Like all food, you want to select high quality organic chia seeds. Not only will they taste better, organic food helps nourish and detoxify your body. Family Acupuncture now carries Sunfood® brand Organic Chia seeds sourced from Ecuador. Chia Seed Jam receipt