Chia is a native Andean grain and used as a vital fueling food by the ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. Chia, meaning ‘strength’ in Mayan, has a natural balance of healthy Omega 3 fat, fibre and protein. It offers up the important minerals: calcium, manganese, phosphorous and folate. Chia holds 14 times its weight in water, so supports digestive health by internally hydrating and gently removing toxins from the lower intestine. Research indicates that chia helps to lower blood glucose levels, reduce bad cholesterol and acts as a natural blood thinner to support cardiovascular health. Add to smoothies, sauces, soups and stews and sprinkle on yoghurt, salads and cereals.