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Rich in minerals, phytochemicals, and omega-3【Chia seed oil】Effects and Notes

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Contents

  1. 1.What is Chia seed oil
  2. 2.Effects of Chia seed oil
  3. 3.How to use Chia seed oil
  4. 4.Notes of Chia seed oil

1. What is Chia seed oil

Oil extracted from chia seeds, a superfood rich in nutrients such as minerals, phytochemicals, and omega-3, which modern people tend to lack.
Speaking of omega-3 oils, flaxseed oil and perilla oil are famous, but chia seed oil is also rich in 60% of omega-3!

Chia seed oil fatty acid
Main fatty acids α-linolenic acid
Cooking Heating for a short time is OK (Light stir fry)
Storage method Refrigerate
Taste / Aroma / Texture Smooth and slightly blue scent
Fat-soluble vitamins Vitamin E
Phytochemicals Quercetin, myricetin, rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, gallic acid

2. Effects of Chia seed oil

Antiallergic action !

When α-linolenic acid of omega 3 is taken into the body, it finally changes to a substance called prostaglandin and exerts various effects, one of which is the effect of suppressing allergies.
The phytochemical called rosmarinic acid also suppresses allergies, so it is recommended for people with allergies such as atopic dermatitis and hay fever!

In addition, α-linolenic acid is effective for all inflammations such as arthritis, enteritis, and asthma!

Get smart !

Furthermore, α-linolenic acid changes in the body into DHA and EPE, which are abundant in fish.
In particular, DHA has the function of activating the brain, so it is said to be effective in improving learning ability and preventing and alleviating Alzheimer's disease and dementia!

Make your blood smooth !

α-Linolenic acid has the effect of adjusting the blood cholesterol level and making the blood smooth.
So you can expect to prevent lifestyle-related diseases such as arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and stroke!

3. How to use Chia seed oil

Chia seed oil, which contains a large amount of α-linolenic acid , should not be heated! ! It is easily oxidized and weak against heat, so care must be taken when using and storing it.
After opening, please use it up in about a month and store it in the refrigerator!

・For salads and marinades

You can use chia seed oil to make dressings and sauces, but it's even easier to use it by drizzling it on salads or mixing it into marinades.^ ^

・For natto

For those who don't like the bluish taste of chia seed oil, I recommend mixing it with natto ^ ^
Because of the stickiness of natto, you can eat all the oil without worrying about the flavor!

・For drinks

This is especially recommended for the first meal of the day!
If you put the enzymes and dietary fiber of vegetables and fruits on an empty stomach, it will suppress the sudden rise in blood sugar level, so it will also be a countermeasure against sleepiness after meals. Adding flaxseed oil to it will make you feel more satisfied and will also prevent you from overeating afterwards!

4. Notes of Chia seed oil

First, people with allergies to labiatae, sesame seeds, mustard, etc. can have allergic reactions to chia seeds, so be careful if you're trying them for the first time.

The second is to be stoic about the quality of the oil.
Specifically ingredients (organic or not), cold-pressed, and in a blackout bottle!
This can be said for any oil, but be especially careful with omega-3 oils that are easy to oxidize!

Recommended chia seed oil

Organic JAS certified extra virgin chia seed oil from Peru.
It is a safe oil with "cold press, no centrifuge, dark room manufacturing, BPA free bottles"!
The price is not too high with this quality, so it is recommended for those who are new to chia seed oil.


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