Benefits of Chia

Chia Benefits in Skincare 

1. Incredibly Hydrating
Chia seed oil is very moisturizing, particularly for people with eczema and other very dry skin conditions. As a bonus, its moisturizing effects are also anti-aging, in that well-moisturized skin is less likely to develop fine lines and deeper wrinkles.
2. Strengthens Skin Barrier
Chia seed oil can help strengthen the skin barrier, which naturally weakens as we age, leaving skin prone to wrinkling and sagging. (The barrier is also compromised by using overly harsh and aggressive skincare treatments and other factors like UV radiation.) 
3. Quells Inflammation (and Itchiness)
Chia seed oil has been shown to improve chronically itchy and cracked skin thanks to its content of essential fatty acids that help reduce the inflammatory response.  
4. Helps Combat UV Damage and Dark Spots
As lovely as the sun it is, its UV rays are the largest source of free radical damage to your skin, which manifests as fine lines, creepiness and dark spots. Prolonged exposure can even cause skin cancer, which is why it’s of utmost importance to protect yourself by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and reasonably limiting yourself to excess sunlight. Chia seed oil’s anti-inflammatory powers may help reduce UV damage.

 

Chia Seed or Chia Seed Oil is found in several of Nea Naturals products. 

 

Chia is also an amazing food. Some of the benefits of eating Chia include

Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories.

Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants.

Almost All the Carbs in Them Are Fiber.

Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein.

The High Fiber and Protein Content in Chia Seeds May Help You Lose Weight.

Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

 

Some of our favorite ways to enjoy Chia is Chia Pudding. There are so many recipes on the internet its hard to choose just one .  Chia seed can also be enjoyed in a beverage, hot or cold just pour in a small amount of dried chia seeds to your favorite hot or cold beverage, the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and gel up . 

My favorite is in Strawberry Lemonade.