We offer naturally-organic and chemical-free Optimal Chia Seeds in bulk 1 lb resealable bags. Optimal Chia Seeds are a great super food with an outstanding nutritional profile. As a natural food source that is highly concentrated with a complex supply of quality nutrients. Optimal Chia Seeds Contain:
Optimal Chia Seeds contain many essential nutrients and have shown to be helpful with the following health conditions:
How to Prepare and Use the Optimal Chia Seeds
Optimal Chia Seeds should be considered part of your regular diet and not as a supplement. They can be added to all of your favorite meals just like you would add a spice, and since the Optimal Chia Seeds have little to no taste, you won't even realize they're there! Simply sprinkle them over salads, soups, veggies, or any other foods of your choice, and help benefit your overall health without even tasting it. Dr. Ben recommends taking three tablespoons of chia seeds or gel three times a day.
The lack of taste in Optimal Chia Seeds is very important since you usually end up with healthy foods that have strong flavors or unfamiliar textures, making it a challenge to consume them. You can add Optimal Chia Seeds directly to your foods, dry, or as a gel. Whether you are eating Optimal Chia Seeds in your food dry, as a gel, or directly from the container (not recommended, but possible), remember to drink an ample amount of water, as you normally would when consuming any food that is high in fiber.
How to make Chia Gel: Put 1/3 cup of dried chia seeds into a resealable glass container. Add two cups of filtered water and stir with a whisk. Wait 5-10 minutes and whisk again before refrigerating. Chia gel will last up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. If you choose to eat the Optimal Chia Seeds in a gel form, you can add them right in to jams, jellies, peanut butter, milkshakes, nut spreads, smoothies, hot or cold cereals, yogurts, mustard, ketchup, tartar sauce, barbecue sauces, and more. It makes a great fat substitute, promoting energy and endurance.
High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Optimal Chia Seeds naturally contain more than 60% of Omega-3 fatty acids--higher than any other plant we know of. Chia seeds do not have to be ground up prior to consumption like many other seeds that are high in good fats such as Omega-3s--which adds a huge convenience factor in adding them to your diet.
High in Protein
Between 19–23 percent of the Chia seed by weight is protein--a much higher protein weight than other seeds and grains. Good fats combined with an excellent source of protein make Optimal Chia Seeds perfect for those who are dieting.
High in Fiber
Optimal Chia Seeds can absorb up to 30 times their weight in liquids such as juice or water. This ability can prolong hydration (we call it time-released water) and retain electrolytes in body fluids, especially during peaks of exertion or exercise. A 15 gram serving of Optimal Chia Seeds can provide you with 4-5 grams of fiber.
Optimal Chia Seeds contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E, but also have Cinnamic acids. It is believed that these three (especially the Cinnamic acid) help preserve the seeds and, more importantly, protect the good fats from oxidizing (going bad). Because of this process, Optimal Chia Seeds can last for years.
Just 2 oz. of Optimal Chia Seeds contain 600 mg of Calcium--compared with 120 mg for milk. Following the Herbal Pharmacist® recommendation to find your vitamins and minerals in ""food form,"" Optimal Chia Seeds are a top suggestion for those seeking more calcium in their diet without resorting to tablets or capsules. Plus, Optimal Chia Seeds contain Boron--a critical mineral in bone health--so it's ideal for those concerned with Osteoporosis and overall bone care.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:
Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Level Control
Having fiber before a meal can help curb your appetite by giving you the sense of being full. Since Optimal Chia Seeds can absorb up to 30 times their weight in water, you will have the sensation of feeling full though you have not consumed a lot of food.
Also, as previously mentioned, Optimal Chia Seeds are high in protein. Protein is very beneficial in any weight loss program since it provides a great energy source and helps in assuring that you keep your muscle mass while burning off fat.
When Optimal Chia Seeds are mixed with water or stomach juices, a gel forms that creates a physical barrier between the carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down. The carbohydrates are digested eventually, but at a slow and uniform rate. Optimal Chia Seed gel also can slow digestion and help balance blood sugar levels. There is no insulin surge or spike needed to lower the blood sugar level after eating Optimal Chia Seeds. By achieving this, you will have fewer energy drops and cravings for processed foods. This balancing of blood sugar levels is also critical for those with both hyper (high) and hypo (low) blood sugar.
Heart Disease Prevention
With regards to heart disease, the Optimal Chia Seeds can provide added dietary support. We know that a high-fiber diet is recommended for those with high cholesterol and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Also, Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended for heart health. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in the Optimal Chia Seeds (ALA) can be converted into EPA (the heart-healthy component of fish oil). Adding a few servings of the Optimal Chia Seeds to your regular diet is a huge step in the right direction for anyone concerned with cardiovascular disease.
Overall Good Bone Health
As previously mentioned, the Optimal Chia Seeds are high in calcium and other minerals known to be helpful in overall bone health. Getting your minerals (and vitamins) from a food source, instead of using tablets or capsules is most ideal. You get better digestion, absorption, and retention when they come from food rather than synthetic products. A recent study showed that women who consumed more calcium in their regular diet had better bone health and required less calcium than those who took most of their calcium from supplements.
Fiber is critical for healthy digestion. We need to consume 35+ grams of fiber per day and if it doesn't come from your food you must supplement. Now, with Chia, 1 tablespoon serving can give you about 1/5 of your daily needs (7.4 grams). One tablespoon of Chia isn't very much, so I recommend at least 2 to 4 per day as part of your everyday diet.
Cost Per Serving: $0.68
Serving size: 1 oz
Servings per container: 16
|Total Carbohydrate||12.3 g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber||10.6 g||42%|
|Total Fat||8.6 g||13%|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.6 g||-|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||6.5 g||-|
|Total Omega-3 fatty acids||4915 mg||-|
|Total Omega-6 fatty acids||1620 mg||-|
After hearing Dr Ben speak about Chia seed on one of the podcasts, I decided to try them. My order arrived quickly and was well packaged and dry. I made some of the Chia gel and (rather nervously) tried it with some peanut butter spread on some sprouted grain toast. It was really good! Great and painless way to add fiber, plus you get all the additional benefits Chia offers. Thanks for all the great information you provide on your website!!
Order # 162522 (Posted on 10/17/12)
This is my first product ordered from this site, and I'm extremely satisfied with your service. I've shopped around for Chia seeds, and yours it's the best deal available! I'll order again, and recommend to other people! Thank you :)
Order # 111670 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Just got them a couple days ago and already have noticed a difference in my digestive health! I have a 6 hour run tomorrow and can't wait to see what difference they make - I expect to see none of the hydration issues I normally have. (Posted on 10/17/12)
No taste and they help suppress my appetite! (Posted on 10/17/12)
I had read about this food in the book "Born to Run", and was excited to find a source for the seeds at a reasonable price. My order arrived promptly with everything carefully packed and in great shape. I am recommending this site to friends and family! (Posted on 10/17/12)
I am glad to find this site; the product works very well in a natural way for chronic constipation. I have recommended this product to a few people who have family members with this problem. Thank you. - Haddy
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Locally chia seeds go for $22 per pound, so I decided to see if I could get a better deal elsewhere. The chia seeds I ordered from HealthEGoods were much more reasonable, and were the same or better quality than the seeds I'd bought locally. The seeds arrived quickly and in good shape. I will definitely do business with this company again!
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Great item from seller! Prompt delivery and my chia seeds were safe and sound (and dry)! My favorite way to eat/drink the seeds is by making the gel and then adding a few tablespoons of the gel to lime juice. So refreshing!
Order ID: # 61999 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Great service, price and product. The chia seeds arrived quickly and are very tasty.
Order ID: # 61318 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Good quality seeds, fast delivery and customer service was VERY helpful and friendly! :o) Definitely a good company to do business with!
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Product arrived promptly, the package was intact, and everything was to our complete satisfaction Order ID: # 42326 (Posted on 10/17/12)
6/29/09 The product is clean, tasty and perfect for the fruit smoothies I make every morning. Lance. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Everything is A-Okay. Would use HealthE Goods again. Thank you. Order ID: # 42649 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Speedy delivery. I love this product and will be ordering from them again in the future. Order ID: # 42897 (Posted on 10/17/12)
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Very satisfied - thank you very much. Order ID: # 46652 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Love the seeds! Thank you! Order ID: # 47137 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Received product as described at a very good price. Order ID: # 47515 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Great product and service. Order ID: # 48068 (Posted on 10/17/12)
To get the most out of Chia, make Chia Gel. It's one part Chia Seeds to 9 parts water. I make it in a Mason jar (shake or stir until the seeds begin to suspend in the gel) and keep it in the refrigerator. It creates a thick gel that you can add to most anything and it doesn't change the flavor. Chia seeds are phenomenal. (Posted on 10/17/12)
This is my first experience with Chia. I bought the book and read the nutritional value of the product. I have been using it for a month. It really cleanses the digestive system. It takes getting used to at first, as it has the texture of Okra. It has no flavor to speak of, so I use it twice daily and have sprinkled it on cereal, salads and mixed it half and half with jam. With Jam, used when it is mixed with water. I mix up a 1/2 cup of Chia with 9 equal parts of water and put it in the refrigerator to have available to use. I have a cup of green tea and put approx. 1/4 cup in the tea. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Honestly, the idea of Chia "gel" is not appealing to me at all. I haven't tried it yet, so I guess I can't knock it. However, mixing them in oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies and sprinkling them on things works great for me. They really do have almost no flavor. I often just eat them by the spoonful. It takes a little getting used to as they can stick in your teeth and are kind of dry. I often eat a spoonful followed by a big glass of water about 1/2 hour before meals. They really help keep me full so I eat less at meal time. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Ordered one day, shipped the next, arrived one day after that in perfect condition. Could not get better service. Product well labeled with helpful use instructions on bags. Highly recommend HealthE Goods. Order ID: 39713 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Great seller. fast shipping, great product. will do business again! Order ID 38498 (Posted on 10/17/12)
I ordered several items on the same day from various vendors and the stuff from HealthE Goods arrived first. Good product, just as promised. I'm completely satisfied working with this company. Order ID 39081 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Very prompt, excellent price, and the product appears to be of high quality. I'll definitely order my chia seeds from them again. Order ID: # 39965 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Product just as described. Order ID: # 38265 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Great price, great quality, fast delivery. Order ID: # 40530 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Smooth transaction, great product. Would gladly buy from again. Order ID: # 40747 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Good product. Good packaging (used water soluble packing peanuts which was a nice eco-friendly touch). Order ID: # 40799 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Order no. 43057 Chia seeds are a fabulous product. We use it with every kind of food. There is no added taste - just a very healthy addition to all that we eat. The company ships fast. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Item arrived on time. Order ID: # 41368 (Posted on 10/17/12)
I ordered 3 lbs of chia seeds and were happy to see them arrive in a solid cardboard package in sealed bags of 1 pound each. I've read that other sellers just cram a single bag of seeds into a padded envelope and I was glad to recieve such study packaging, made me feel confident in the quality of the product and the seller. Order ID: # 41620 (Posted on 10/17/12)
The order was arrived on the scheduled day and in excellent condition. I would definately order this product again. Order ID: # 41860 (Posted on 10/17/12)
The chia seeds are exactly like other chia seeds I have had. They are excellent and I think they have far-ranging health benefits. You can mix them with coconut put hot water on the mix and eat them like a hot cereal. Truly delicious. Plus, HealthE Goods customer service was EXCELLENT. Thank you! (Posted on 10/17/12)