While the human trials are limited—as is often the case with food research—the anecdotal evidence of Chia’s positive health effectsinclude, stabilizing blood sugar, boosting energy, aiding thedigestion process, lowering cholesterol and a fantastic source of Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, magnesium and potassium.

But Wait! It doesn’t end there……..Chia seeds provide the most skin nutritious, soft, silky smooth and fast absorbing oil, jam-packed with Omega-3’s, vitamins and anti-oxidants which when used topically provides incredible skin benefits to all skin types, fromoily & acne prone with enlarged pores to the ageing,sensitive, dry or rosacea prone skin.

Our skin is a natural barrier defence which controls moisture and our body temperature. One ofthe main components is Omega-3 fatty acid and this is an integral part of our skin’s protective layer. When the integrity of this barrier is lost, irritation, dryness and other skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis can occur.

While some of these skin issues are often seasonal, occurring in stress areas of the body such as the ‘fold zones’ (knees and elbows) they can also occur elsewhere on the body.

Chia seed oil is derived from the ancient super foodChia, which is one of the richest botanical sources of Omega-3 fatty acids found in nature. Not only that but the remarkable potency of Omega-3 is further complimented by having the perfect 3-to-1 balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids for optimum skin nourishment.

Chia seed oil is packed with unusually high levels of phyto-nutrients and anti oxidants and is a powerful source of Alpha Lipoic Acid: a powerful antioxidant that can help to minimize fine lines and enlarged pores, encourage healthy cellular function which will promote increased radiance in your skin, boost skin elasticity and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin ageing.

GeorgiaJane Skincare uses Organic Supercritical Chia Seed CO2 Extract which contains all the lipohilic components extracted from the seeds of Salvia Hispanica and is extracted using pure and environmentally friendly supercritical fluid extraction technique. You will find it in all the GeorgiaJane Treatment Oils.

You can also buy the seeds at most good supermarkets, so go on, be adventurous! If you haven’t tried Chia seeds, make 2014 the year to try something new that can give tremendous health benefits, if we all make small changes we are more likely to stick with it.

I don’t believe in grand lofty resolutions….they just set us up for huge
disappointments when we can’t fulfill them! Small achievable goals are much more attainable, we feel triumphant when they are realised which gives us encouragement to move on to the next!

Why not try these small simple steps and experience for yourself the benefits
and versatility of these little wonder seeds!

Add crunch and serious added nutrition to your breakfast by sprinkling 1 or 2 Tbsp (15 or 30g) of chia seeds over porridge oats, yogurt, or granola.

For the dieters out there, a guilt free snack, stir 1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 30g) of chia seeds into a cup of cottage cheese.

Sprinkle the seeds over your next salad, pasta or rice dish.Mix chia seeds in peanut butter, egg salad, or children’s favorite, hazelnut spread and use it on sandwiches or toast.

Wishing you all a wonderful, healthy and happy new year and great skin always!
Michele X

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