Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, which protects the body from free radicals that one may get from certain chemicals, smoking, pollution and radiation.
This in turn helps lower the risk for infections and some cancers. Antioxidants are also important for heart health.
Les graines de chia sont riches en antioxydants, qui protège le corps contre les radicaux libres que l’on peut obtenir à partir de produits chimiques certaine, le tabagisme, la pollution et le rayonnement.
Cela aide à réduire le risque d’infections et certains cancers. Les antioxydants sont également importants pour la santé du cœur.
From : Wikipedia
For the related plant also known as “chia”, see Salvia columbariae.
Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The 16th-century Codex Mendoza provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times; economic historians have suggested it was as important as maize as a food crop. Ground or whole chia seeds are still used in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and Guatemala for nutritious drinks and as a food source
The word “chia” is derived from the Nahuatl word chian, meaning oily. The present Mexican state of Chiapas received its name from the Nahuatl “chia water” or “chia river”.
It is one of two plants known as chia, the other being Salvia columbariae commonly known as golden chia.