The rich nutritional profile of chia seed makes it ideal for children to support their important development and growing stage.
Childhood is a vital period for healthy bone growth. For children’s bones to become stronger it is important that they consume large amounts of calcium in their daily diet.
Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. These omega 3 fatty acids are really helpful in brain development, cognitive function, concentration and good eyesight for children.
Chia seed can be easily added to children’s diets as it is neutral in taste.
Chia contains all the following:
Builds strong bones and teeth, promotes healthy nerve and muscle function, helps blood clot, and helps the body convert food into energy. Gram for gram Chia seed contains 6 x more calcium than whole milk.
Essential fatty acids:
(EFAs) especially omega-3: help build cells, regulate the nervous system, as well as aiding brain development and good eyesight for children. Chia contains 3g of omega-3 per 15g serving.
Not only is fibre great for keeping the digestive system moving, it also helps to slow down the conversion of carbohydrate to glucose thereby giving a slow release of energy. This benefits children in many ways but none more so than in the classroom where it will help with concentration and attention.
Is extremely important for making hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment in blood, and myoglobin, a pigment that stores oxygen in muscles. Iron is essential for teenage girls when they start to menstruate because a lack of iron can cause anemia which can result in fatigue, weakness, and irritability. Gram for gram Chia seeds contain 3x more iron than spinach.
Helps with the metabolism of calcium and therefore keeps bones strong. It also keeps the heart rhythm steady and supports the immune system.
Is a vital micronutrient for children because it helps with so many different functions. Vitamin A plays an important role in vision and bone growth. It helps protect the body from infections, promotes the health and growth of cells and tissues in the body, including the hair, nails, and skin.
Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. It helps keep childrens gums healthy and strengthens blood vessels, minimising bruising which we all know is common in children. Vitamin A also helps the body absorb iron from iron-rich food sources such as Chia seed.
Helps the body absorb minerals like calcium and builds strong teeth and bones. Essential for reaching growth potential and peak bone mass.
Necessary for more than 70 enzymes that aid in digestion and metabolism, and essential for growth.