Chia seeds are one of nature’s gift to mankind. Nutritional experts regard it as a super food. The word ‘chia’ is derived from the Aztec word “chian”, which means oil. Several studies suggest that including chia seeds in your diet improves cardiovascular diseases by lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. The high nutrient content in chia seeds prevents hypertension, maintains a healthy weight and promotes tissue regeneration. Chia seeds are native to Mexico and belong to a flowering plant in the mint family. These seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, which restore the skin’s moisture, reduce skin redness and prevent acne. The oil extracted from chia seeds has amazing benefits for the skin. Chia seed oil is clinically proven to increase the skin’s hydration. It reduces trans-epidermal water loss and prevents moisture loss in even the driest of skin.