Fiber is a great way to help keep the digestive system “clean,” especially the colon, helping with overall health. Adding healthy fiber sources, including flax seed, chia seed, can help keep things moving along and “ungunked.” Additionally, both chia seeds and flax seeds provide rich plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
But that’s not all that these tiny seeds contribute. Chia and flax also contain some protein, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, chia seeds and flax seeds are often packed with antioxidants. To top it all off, chia seeds and flax seeds contain fiber—both soluble and insoluble fiber. That’s a good thing, too, since most of us typically get only about half the fiber we should each day and even less when on a lower-carbohydrate diet such as keto.
CHIA SEED: ANCIENT RUNNERS’ FOOD
What the Aztecs knew centuries ago is now apparent in mainstream America—that chia seeds hold a powerhouse of nutrients for health.
The truth is that chia is one of the best functional foods—foods providing one or more health-promoting components. It’s perfect for runners, athletes and just about everybody.
In fact, chia has long been known as a runner’s food. The Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon in Mexico have historically been known as “the running Indians,” and have used chia for years to fuel their dashing ways!
Likewise, Aztec warriors used to carry chia with them on their campaigns—consuming it as their seed of choice because it gave them sustained energy. Among other benefits cited in the past, chia is said slows down digestion so an energy boost can kick in later.
Another interesting fact about chia is that chia seeds are hydrophilic—that is, they readily absorb water—holding up to 10 times their weight in water.
For runners and other athletes, this can translate into staying better hydrated during exercise or at times when the body needs to maintain hydration. This hydrophilic action also occurs in the stomach after chia seeds are ingested—even if chia seeds are eaten raw.
Not only is chia known as “runner’s food” and can help sustain energy and keep you hydrated, but it also provides omega-3s—one of the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, the omega-3 fatty acid found in chia is known as alpha-linolenic fatty acid or ALA—an essential fatty acid that people must consume in their diets because the body cannot make it.
Likewise, the body is able to convert ALA to EPA and DHA, two other important omega-3 fatty acids—and since chia is plant-based, it offers a good source of omega-3s for vegans and vegetarians.
Plus, chia provides soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
PLUS, KETO FIBER CONTAINS MCTS FROM COCONUT
MCTs are all the rage these days. In fact, MCTs are more popular than ever as they are known as fats that are easily digested and go straight to the liver, supporting a healthy metabolism and used as energizing FUEL instead of being stored as fat.
While there are four primary MCTs contained in coconut, Keto FIBER focuses on caprylic acid which is believed to be the most powerful MCT when it comes to supporting your body’s natural creation. Caprylic acid, also known as (C 8), has been shown to support a healthy microbial balance within the gut.
So, whether you’re a keto dieter or follow another diet, Keto FIBER can help you meet your fiber needs!
Keto FIBER is a fiber-filled combination of organic high fiber superfoods including chia, flax and cinnamon, boosted with fermented herbs and MCTs.