Crazy for Chia: What's all the fuss about?

20 JUL, 2022 | MNB Team

Active Living | Lifestyle | Health

Hype around Chia Seeds isn’t new.
It’s many health benefits, and versatility as an ingredient has been a wellness focus for years!
In fact, we have been talking about its health benefits for 10+ years now!

Chia seeds are the highest known plant source of Omega-3 and have been attributed to helping with weight loss and vitality. Surprisingly they contain 8 times more Omega-3 than salmon and are also full of dietary fibre, protein, and antioxidants.

Why should you care? Well sorry to be the bearer of band news but, coronary heart disease is the NUMBER 1 cause of death in Australia (and especially in women). But- with this (not so great) knowledge, comes power! Omega 3 is proven to help heal and protect your heart...Guess what is PACKED full of Omega 3? Chia Seeds!

Omega 3

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces triglycerides (type of fat that is found in most of the food we eat)
  • Slows the development of plaque in the arteries
  • Reduces the chance of abnormal heart rhythm
  • Reduces the likelihood of heart attack and stroke
  • Lessens the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease


  • Help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals: Free radicles are highly reactive, unstable molecules that attack healthy molecules to become stable.
  • Reduces oxidative stress- occurs when we lack balance, and it can damage our body and brain.
  • Improves mental health and brain health.
  • Supports healthy aging
  • Increases eye health for brighter clearer eyes.

There’s a lot to love about chia- those little seeds really pack a punch! To get you started on this chia train, we have collated our most favourite recipes that are sure to impress new and loyal chia lovers.

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