What makes chia oil so desirable is that it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help with cardiovascular functions helping to lower our cholesterol and blood pressure.
Omega-3 is so important to our health that common side effects of people with little to no omega-3 in their diets runs from: memory loss, fatigue, mood swings and depression, weak immune systems, poor circulation, cardiovascular disease, dry skin, eczema and hair loss.
Chia Oil – Calcium and Gluten Free
In addition to omega-3s, chia oil also has calcium and the chemical boron which helps our bodies assimilate calcium.
It also helps us absorb other vital nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Many people have various food intolerances and food allergies associated with gluten. Chia oil is a gluten free product derived from an all natural plant source.
Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, and Chia Oil
Fish oil and flax seed oil are other good sources for omega-3 fatty acids, but Chia oil has a few benefits over those other two oils to consider.
First, Chia oil has the same omega-3 fatty acids and all the health benefits associated with it, but has it in higher quantities than either fish or flax seed oil.
Secondly, the oil has little to no taste, compared to fish oil, depending on how it is processed can have a fishy odor and taste. Since chia oil is a plant based product there is no mercury found like you might find in fish oil.
Make Sure to Get Cold Pressed Oil
Cold pressed oil is simply oil that has been produced with the help of low heat. When heat is applied to the seed it helps increase the yield of that particular product.
Unfortunately, if too much heat is applied it will debase the nutritional value, color, and even the flavor of the chia oil. Cold pressed types of oils typically cost more because of the additional steps it takes to produce these types of oils, but the quality is higher.
The United States, as of yet doesn’t have any regulations put in place for oil labeling, so some unscrupulous companies might label their products cold pressed, when in fact they aren’t.
How to Take Chia Oil?
Chia oil can be consumed in a variety of different ways. You can purchase a bottle of chia oil and take one tablespoon of the liquid two to three times per day.
You can purchase chia oil in capsule form. The dosages vary from 500mg to 1000mg, and the normal and suggested daily requirement is 2000 mg.
You can eat whole chia seeds or cook with chia seeds, which adds another health benefit of dietary fiber. No matter how you consume chia oil, just make sure you make it a part of your regular diet.
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