CHIA (chee-uh) / n. / 1. Also known as Salvia hispanica, black and white seeds cultivated from a plant that is a member of the mint family; / n. / 2. Originally harvested in the Southwest and Mexico between 1500 and 900 BC, a regular component of the traditional Mayan and Aztec diets; / n. / 3. A natural energy booster and appetite suppressant; / n. / 4. An anti-inflammatory rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids that boosts skin’s elasticity and helps reduce redness caused by conditions like rosacea and eczema, e.g., “Calm inflamed complexions and help curb cravings with chia.”
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