Introducing the Organic Chia Oil
Everybody knows what Chia Seed is, right? Let us just slightly refresh your memory, anyway. It comes from a plant ‘Salvia hispanica’, kin of mint family, and was first cultivated in South America. What makes them unique is their high content of Omega 3 fatty acids in form of an alpha-Linolenic acid, which is especially important in Vegan & Vegetarian diets.
Many people would hesitate if they were told that Olive Oil isn't the best universal health choice on Earth. Human beings evolved eating a diet with a high Omega 3:6 ratio of about 1:1. Nowadays, it's recommended that the ratio shouldn't exceed 1:4. Olive Oil ratio varies from 1:8 to 1:12 which is undoubtedly too high. Does it mean that Olive Oil is unhealthy? No! Although it doesn’t have the right Polyunsaturated Fat ratio, it still comes with other benefits. However, it’s still good to know, that there’s an easy way to boost your Omega 3 to the right level.
Modern Western Diets
Modern Western diets exhibit Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratios around 1:16. These diets are deficient in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and have excessive amounts of Omega 6. Excessive amounts of Omega 6 and a very low Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio, as is found in today's Western diets, promote many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased level of Omega-3 (high Omega 3 to Omega 6) has positive effects such as pain inhibition or an anti-inflammatory effect.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia Seed Oil contains approximately 50 times more Omega 3 than Olive Oil, and has better than minimal recommended Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio of 3:1. Chia Oil brings excellent benefits and provides the same heart-healthy oils as the seeds, but in a more convenient form.
Chia Oil mainly consists of Polyunsaturated fats while Olive Oil main ingredient is monounsaturated fat. A primary benefit of polyunsaturated fats is that they lower triglycerides. The American Heart Association recommends people with high triglycerides to substitute saturated fat in the diet with polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats attach to and clear out fats that we tend to overconsume, like saturated fat, cholesterol and triglycerides.