Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
In the June 4, 2012 issue of TIME, on page 8, there is a MAIL comment noting that the brains of humans require large amounts of omega-3 fats, especially during early childhood.
Mother’s milk concentrates these fats from the mother’s body. The problem is that given the very high amount of omega6, and the very low omega3 content of typical American diets, this tends to deprive infants of the omega-3 fats that are needed.
To alleviate this problem mothers need to cut down on their omega6 intake, and increase their omega3 intake.
The easiest way for a mother to increase the omega3 content of her diet is to consume chia. This can be done by either adding it to any food they regularly consume, or by simply consuming chia alone and then washing it down with water.
So Mothers - Have you had your chia today?®
Monday, June 4, 2012
A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (94:809-18) reported that increasing the leucine concentration (an essential amino acid) in an amino acid supplement during endurance events, elicited a greater muscle protein synthesis response during recovery.
We already knew that the protein in chia is high quality, with a rating over 100.
Given that chia is quite high in leucine, this may be another reason that consumption of chia, which has been classified as a food by the FDA, during endurance events may be beneficial to athletes.
Have you had your chia today?®