It seems like you can’t read an article about health and nutrition these days without reading about the benefits of chia seeds. Health experts like Dr. Oz rave about the superfood for its high fiber content and concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds have been shown to support a wide range of bodily functions, from brain function to hair and nail health. Today, we want to focus on one of its most important support functions – maintaining a healthy heart.
Heart health is one of our greatest national concerns. Heart disease accounts for approximately 600,000 deaths in the United States each year. Despite improving health education and consumer awareness, heart disease remains a potentially lethal threat that many Americans face.
Though genetics are a major factor in heart disease, and one that we cannot control, there are preventative measures that we can take to help reduce our risk of heart disease. Chief among these are exercise and diet. By engaging in cardiovascular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, we can really help reduce the risk.
We all recognize the ‘heart healthy’ logos that dot the labels on grocery store shelves. We also know that fruits, vegetables, and fish are great food options for heart health. But far too often, we get distracted by less-healthy foods at the office, on our daily commute, or where we eat out. When convenience trumps sensibility, our diets go off track – and heart health takes a back seat.
This was a major motivating factor when we developed the recipe for our chia seed superfood drink – Drink Chia! We wanted an easy and convenient way for people to incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids into their diets. We knew it had to be something that tasted good and could be taken on-the-go. We also wanted it to be something that goes hand in hand with a healthy, active lifestyle. We think we nailed it.
Let’s face it, while salmon is an excellent source of omega-3, it isn’t exactly a convenient meal option at most times in your busy day. Oatmeal provides heart-healthy fiber, and is more accessible, but the majority of convenient options are loaded with processed sugars that bring their own health issues. Drink Chia! solves both of those problems in one tasty, convenient package. It’s one of the easiest ways to get your daily serving of omega-3s and fiber, without the hassle or excess calories.
So that’s it folks – there are no excuses for you to ignore your heart health. We encourage everyone reading this to get out, get active, and shake it, baby! Make Drink Chia! a part of your healthy, balanced diet, and start helping out your heart with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Your heart will thank you!