Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds are black chia seeds that were used by the Mayans as an energy boosting food. Chia means strength! These tiny seeds are a source of beneficial nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, good carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. These tasty little seeds are great added to cereals, baked goods, granola, yogurts, and can be mixed with water to form a gel. 1 lb (16 oz)

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Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds are black chia seeds that were used by the Mayans as an energy boosting food. Chia means strength! These tiny seeds are a source of beneficial nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, good carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. These tasty little seeds are great added to cereals, baked goods, granola, yogurts, and can be mixed with water to form a gel. 1 lb (16 oz)

14.9500
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Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds

Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds are black chia seeds that were used by the Mayans as an energy boosting food. Chia means strength! These tiny seeds are a source of beneficial nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, good carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. These tasty little seeds are great added to cereals, baked goods, granola, yogurts, and can be mixed with water to form a gel. 1 lb (16 oz)

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Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds, 1lb 

Seeking Health 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:

  • • High Omega-3
  • • High Protein
  • • High Fiber
  • • Antioxidants
  • • B-Vitamins
  • • Calcium
  • • Boron
  • • 30 times their weight in water absorption

We offer naturally-organic and chemical-free Optimal Chia Seeds in bulk 1 lb resealable bags.

How to Prepare and Use the Optimal Chia Seeds

Optimal Chia Seeds should be considered part of your regular diet, not 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. 

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.

Antioxidants

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.

Calcium

Just 2 oz. of Optimal Chia Seeds contain 600 mg of Calcium--compared with 120 mg for milk. 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:

Blood Sugar Level Control and Satiety 

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 metabolic maintenance 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. This balancing of blood sugar levels is also critical for those with both hyper (high) and hypo (low) blood sugar.

Chia Seeds for Heart Healthy EPA

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.

Digestive Disorders

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 we recommend at least 2 to 4 per day as part of your everyday diet.

Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds

Product Certifications:
Manufacturer: Seeking Health

Item number: SKH127

GTIN: 610098712510


Serving Size: 1 oz

Serving Per Package: 16

Does Not Contain:
Casein
Corn
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Peanuts
Shellfish
Soy
Tree Nuts
Wheat
Supplement Facts:
Calories1377%
Total Carbohydrate12.3 g4%
Dietary Fiber10.6 g42%
Total Fat8.6 g13%
Saturated Fat0.9 g4%
Monounsaturated Fat0.6 g-
Polyunsaturated Fat6.5 g-
Protein4.4 g9%
Total Omega-3 fatty acids4915 mg-
Total Omega-6 fatty acids1620 mg-
Calcium177 mg18%
Phosphorous265 mg27%
Potassium44.8 mg1%
Sodium5.3 mg0%
Zinc1.0 mg7%
Copper0.1 mg3%
Manganese0.6 mg30%
 * = Daily Value Based on a standard 2,000 calorie daily intake
** = Daily Value Not Established

Refrigeration Required: No

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  1. Review by P Morman
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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.

  2. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Chia for me!"
  3. Review by Carmen L. Stolte
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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.

  4. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Keeps me full and not much flavor"
  5. Review by Jen
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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.

  6. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Thank you!"
  7. Review by Daren
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  8. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Coming back"
  9. Review by JASON MARINARO
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Great seller. fast shipping, great product. will do business again! Order ID 38498

  10. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Just as promised"
  11. Review by Allan Gyorke
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  12. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Product appears to be of high quality!"
  13. Review by Genevieve
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  14. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "as described!"
  15. Review by Ann
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Product just as described. Order ID: # 38265

  16. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great price"
  17. Review by Elizabeth
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Great price, great quality, fast delivery. Order ID: # 40530

  18. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Would gladly buy from again"
  19. Review by Michelle
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Smooth transaction, great product. Would gladly buy from again. Order ID: # 40747

  20. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great product"
  21. Review by Isaac
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Good product. Good packaging (used water soluble packing peanuts which was a nice eco-friendly touch). Order ID: # 40799

  22. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great Product"
  23. Review by Karen Leon
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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.

  24. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Item arrived on time"
  25. Review by Joseph
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Item arrived on time. Order ID: # 41368

  26. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "I ordered 3 lbs of chia seeds"
  27. Review by Wesley
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  28. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "I would definately order this product again"
  29. Review by Keith
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    The order was arrived on the scheduled day and in excellent condition. I would definately order this product again. Order ID: # 41860

  30. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "EXCELLENT PRODUCT, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE"
  31. Review by S D
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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!

  32. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Product arrived promptly"
  33. Review by Daphna
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Product arrived promptly, the package was intact, and everything was to our complete satisfaction Order ID: # 42326

  34. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Chia Seeds Great Product"
  35. Review by Kenneth L Tyler
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    6/29/09 The product is clean, tasty and perfect for the fruit smoothies I make every morning. Lance.

  36. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Everything is A-Okay"
  37. Review by Dorothy
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Everything is A-Okay. Would use HealthE Goods again. Thank you. Order ID: # 42649

  38. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "I love this product"
  39. Review by Cheryl
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Speedy delivery. I love this product and will be ordering from them again in the future. Order ID: # 42897

  40. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great products!"
  41. Review by Karen
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Fabulous store, quick service, great products! Order ID: # 43057

  42. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Very satisfied"
  43. Review by Brandi
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Very satisfied - thank you very much. Order ID: # 46652

  44. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Love the seeds"
  45. Review by Meredith
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Love the seeds! Thank you! Order ID: # 47137

  46. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Received product as described"
  47. Review by Jim
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Received product as described at a very good price. Order ID: # 47515

  48. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great product"
  49. Review by Karen
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Great product and service. Order ID: # 48068

  50. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "My chia seeds were safe and sound (and dry)!"
  51. Review by Patricia
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  52. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "The chia seeds arrived quickly and are very tasty."
  53. Review by John
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Great service, price and product. The chia seeds arrived quickly and are very tasty.
    Order ID: # 61318

  54. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Good quality seeds"
  55. Review by Derrick
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    Good quality seeds, fast delivery and customer service was VERY helpful and friendly! :o) Definitely a good company to do business with!
    Order ID: # 64306

  56. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Very Satisfied!"
  57. Review by Lise
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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!

  58. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great for constipation"
  59. Review by Haddy
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  60. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Excellent seeds"
  61. Review by Flygirl
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    No taste and they help suppress my appetite!

  62. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Great energy food!"
  63. Review by Sally
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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!

  64. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "One word - Awesome!"
  65. Review by ducky19
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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.

  66. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Chia better than flex"
  67. Review by RANDY
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

  68. Seeking Health Optimal Chia Seeds 5
    "Pleasantly surprised"
  69. Review by Sheryl
    Posted on 10/16/2012

    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

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