Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the Salvia hispanica (Mexican Sage) plant. The word “chia” is derived from the Nahuatl word chian, meaning oily. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids; the seeds yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid.
A daily dose of 5 grams of chia seeds was shown to Enhance problem solving ability.
A daily dose of 5 grams of chia seeds was shown to increase verbal Intelligence.[1:1]
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Title: Salvia Hispanica L (Chia Seeds) as Brain Superfood – How Seeds Increase Intelligence
Publication: Canadian Center of Science and Education: Global Journal of Health Science
Date: June 2018
Study Type: Human Study: In Vivo
Author(s): Peter Onneken
Institutions: Institute of Diet and Health, Cologne, Germany
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