What are Super Foods?Blueberries, kale, salmon—you’ve heard countless times about the nutritional benefits of these everyday ingredients, commonly labeled “superfoods.” There’s no official scientific definition of a superfood, but it’s generally accepted that superfoods contain high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals. They can also be a source of antioxidants, substances that shield our bodies from cell damage and help prevent disease. While there are a number of common foods that provide these nutrients, there is also an array of more exotic and less mainstream superfoods that are worth getting to know.
Two of our favorites are
Organic Chia Seeds & Organic Maca Root.
What are Black Chia Seeds?
Chia seed is an unprocessed whole grain food that is derived from the desert plant known as Salvia Hispanica. Grown in Mexico centuries ago, during the Aztec and Mayan civilization, chia seeds have been famous for their use in growing chia pets, and are now becoming popular as a healthy addition to ones diet. Chia Seeds are a whole, vegetarian superfood naturally rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, protein and amino acids. Revered as a natural appetite supressant and offering a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, this mild tasting seed is a great addition to smoothies, juices, salads and many other recipes. Dating back to ancient Aztec warriors and used today by endurance athletes and health enthusiasts alike, just a spoonful a day is an easy and delicious way to support your digestive health and satiate your appetite.
How do Nature's Lab Black Chia Seeds support your health and vitality?
Chia seeds contribute to overall health, strength and vitality.
Powerful free radical scavenging ability.
An excellent source of fiber supporting a feeling of fullness; may help those trying to reduce the calories in their diet.
Chia seeds are a natural source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), particularly alpha-linolenic acid. Omega-3 EFAs are polyunsaturated "good" fats. They're "essential" because the body needs them for complete health, yet it cannot produce them on its own ( they must be acquired through diet or supplementation).
Nature's Lab Chia Seeds are an organic, vegetarian, gluten free, non-GMO food.
ORGANIC MACA ROOT
Provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and sterols
Energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine
Used in Incan empire to help cope with stress, balance hormones and increase fertility
Try in smoothies, chocolate, granola, tea, desserts and more
USDA Organic, gluten-free, Non-GMO
Historical use of Maca root by humans goes back thousands of years to the Andean highlands, where ancient Incans including their warriors thrived on its vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fiber. It grows at altitudes above 10,000 feet where little else survives. Maca root has been used as a stress-fighting adaptogen to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. More recent scientific data suggests that “gelatinized” Maca may help to support healthy sexual activity and fertility for men. Gelatinization is an extrusion process that removes starch from maca thus concentrating the active ingredients. Most studies indicate a serving should provide a minimum of 3,000 – 3,500 mg to support Maca’s benefits. A teaspoon of Nature’s Lab 100% pure gelatinized Maca provides 5,000 mg of Maca.*
Easy to use: A versatile addition to many snacks and meals! Maca can be added to smoothies and juices as well as soups, energy bars, oatmeal, baked goods and even cereal!
Nature’s Lab Maca is gelatinized, certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.
Try maca today and experience the full benefit of this Peruvian wonder.