Consuming chia seeds may reduce blood sugar after eating a meal (postprandial glycemia), according to a study. Salvia Hispanic is an annual herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Its origin is believed to be in Central America, where the seed (historically called chian or chia) was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. The seeds of a related plant, Salvia columbariae (also called golden chia), were used primarily by Native Americans in the southwestern United States.
The roots of another relative, Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen), are used medicinally in China and other countries. The oval-shaped seeds of Salvia hispanica are approximately 1mm in diameter and are dark-brown to grayish-white in colour.
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According to a recent publication printed by the Canadian Diabetes Association, diabetes has now become one of the leading causes of death by disease. Did you also know that more than two million people have been diagnosed with either type I or type II diabetes directly caused by a significantly high dietary intake of refined carbohydrates, fats and sugars?
By definition diabetes is classified into two categories. The first one is Type II and the second one is Type I. Type II is not only the most common, but Type II diabetes is also the easiest out of the two to correct quickly. A change in your dietary nutritional lifestyle choices of what you eat will dramatically reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of diabetes with better food choices.