Chia seeds are one of the 11 super foods in our new #organic plant protein blend. Like flax seeds (which we've also added) Chia seeds are high in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, they contain more Omega-3, gram for gram, than Salmon.
Chia seeds are an ancient superfood that was used by the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. Their messengers often had to travel hundreds of miles and used Chia seeds to traverse the Sierra Madre Mountains. In fact, Chia literally means "strength" in the language of the Mayans and were revered for their health benefits.
I first heard about Chia from a book about ancient Mayan messengers. They referred to Chia as running food and carried it on them to fuel these often extremely arduous journies. At a rest camp they'd mix it with water and form a nutrient-dense tapioca like pudding.
This gluten-free pudding is packed with calcium and boron which helps calcium get into your bones. What's even more amazing is that Chia is three times more antioxidant than blueberries, and have three times more iron than spinach. 
St. Michael's Hospital in Canada conducted a study that concluded Chia seeds helped regulate blood sugar levels, lowered cardivascular risk, and maintained lipid control in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. 
Another study fed chickens a diet containing chia seeds.The study concluded that chia significantly lowered the saturated fatty acid content as well as saturated polyunsaturated fatty acids. The chickens that were fed the chia diet produced lower fat content than the control diet. 
Check out our new organic plant protein containing Chia here.
 Supplementation of conventional therapy with the novel grain Salba (Salvia hispanica L.) improves major and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes: results of a randomized controlled trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17686832
 Chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) as an omega-3 fatty acid source for broilers: influence on fatty acid composition, cholesterol and fat content of white and dark meats, growth performance, and sensory characteristics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12079050
 The Promising Future of Chia, Salvia hispanica L. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3518271/