Chia Seeds Reduce Cardio Vascular Risk Factors


The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific food

Vladimir Vuksan, Dana Whitham, John L Sievenpiper, Alexandra L Jenkins, Alexander L Rogovik, Richard P Bazinet, Edward Vidgen, Amir Hanna.  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.  Diabetes Care. 2007 Nov;30(11):2804-10. Epub 2007 Aug 8. PMID: 17686832

Twenty well-controlled subjects with type 2 diabetes were studied for the effect of consumption of Chia seeds on several health parameters.  It showed that it lowered blood pressure as well as inflammation markers while maintaining good glycemic and lipid control in people with well controlled diabetes