Used by both the Aztecs and the Mayans, the word "chia" actually translates to "strength" in the Mayan language. Athletes report being able to perform at optimum levels for longer periods of time after consuming chia seeds, probably due to the seed's ability to slow down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested and assimilated into the body, which helps stabilize blood glucose levels for more steady, sustained energy. An excellent source of Omega 3 and antioxidants, the Chia seed also offers a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber. Arthritis sufferers have reported significant reduction in pain and inflammation after a few weeks of taking Chia seeds. And yes, they are those Chia seeds, like you may have seen on TV.
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This sweetener won't cause a sugar rush or a sudden spike in blood sugar. This is due, in part, to its fairly low glycemic value and partially to its sugar profile. It is composed of 50% soluble carbohydrates, 45% maltose and 3% glucose. Because each is absorbed and metabolized at a different rate the result is a constant supply of energy spread over a sustained period of time. It is also a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese.
Peanut butter has a number of health benefits. It's high in protein and heart-healthy mono-saturated fat. It's also rich in the Vitamin B (niacin), Vitamin H which promotes healthy skin, coat and strong nails, and Vitamin E which helps boost your dog's immune system to prevent disease. It's also known as a good source of minerals and to be pretty good on sandwiches.
Nature's miracle fruit, bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B6 and potassium, which is essential for proper muscle contraction during exercise and for reducing the incidence of cramping. They're easily digested and contain plenty of carbohydrates, a main source of energy.
Known to aide in virtually all types of inflammation and hyperactivity in the bodily systems, including the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems. Known to be a flavor highly preferred-by people.
Considered a "superfood" because of their vast array of essential nutrients required by the body and known to boost overall health, oats provide complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, fiber, and minerals such as phosphorous, iron, selenium, and calcium.