Drs. Brian Clement, Steven Lamm and Bob Arnot
Discuss Why Mila’s Blend Is Superior
What’s In Mila?
Mila is a whole, raw food, a natural source of Omega-3s, antioxidants and phytonutrients and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. As an added benefit, Mila is non-GMO, gluten-free, trans-fat free and sugar free. Genesis Pure Mila Chia Seed, Salvia hispanica L, is called a superfood because it is a nutritionally packed natural food that contains the following:
Omega-3s, Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), are essential fatty acids that are an integral part of every cell in the body. Genesis Pure Mila contains 3,000 mg of Omega-3, which is 8x more than wild salmon. Mila is the highest plant-based source of Omega-3 and has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6.
The Western Diet has been characterized as having poor levels of the essential omega-3 fatty acid and excessive quantities of the poly-unsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid. Diets rich in the Omega-6 are highly correlated with severe cardiovascular mortality when compared to the more balanced Omega-3 diets found elsewhere in the world.
Omega-6s and Omega-3s are not interchangeable. In fact, they can occupy the same receptor sites on cells, creating a competition to occupy the space. Therefore, if the Omega 6s far outnumber the
Omega 3s, the imbalance will affect cellular development.
It is estimated that between 19–23 percent of the Mila Chia Seed by weight is protein. This is higher than most other seeds and grains. Combining the good fats with an excellent source of protein make this a dieter’s dream. Every cell in the body contains protein. Proteins build, repair and maintain tissues throughout the entire body. Amino acids that come from protein act as the brain’s building blocks.
Antioxidants protect our cells by limiting oxidative damage to biological structures by passivating free radicals. Genesis Pure Mila’s’ antioxidants consist of myrecetin, quercetin, kaempferol, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid.
Genesis Pure Mila Chia also contain cinnamic acids which protect the Omega-3’s fom oxidizing and losing its potency. This is why Mila chia seed is a stable product for years.
Mila can absorb up to 12 times its weight in water. This ability can prolong hydration and retain electrolytes in body fluids, especially during exertion or prolonged exercise. A single 13 gram serving of Mila seeds can provide you with 5 grams of fiber.
There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber becomes gelatinous slowing the rate of sugar and carbohydrate absorption. Insoluble fiber creates a bulking action in the intestine improving bowel health and colon transit time while absorbing toxins.
Phytonutrients are chemical compounds that are naturally found in plants and thought to promote human health.
Calcium is the mineral in your body that makes up your bones and keeps them strong. 99% of the calcium in your body is stored in bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is in your blood and soft tissues, and is essential for life and health. Without this 1% of calcium, your muscles wouldn’t contract correctly, your blood wouldn’t clot and your nerves wouldn’t carry messages.
One 13-gram scoop of Mila contains the following:
- Calories 70
- Calories from Fat 36
- Saturated Fat 0g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
- Monounsaturated Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 0mg
- Potassium 90mg
- Total Carbohydrate 5g
- Dietary Fiber 5g
- Insoluble Fiber 4g
- Soluble Fiber 0.5g
- Sugars 0g
- Protein 3g
- Calcium 78mg
- Iron 1mg
- Magnesium 42mg
- Phosphorus 110mg
- Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) 3g
- Omega-6 (linolenic acid) 1g
Is Mila Organic?
Mila is non-GMO, gluten-free, trans-fat free and sugar free. Mila is grown with sustainable and organic farming practices. This is a healthy way of growing chia seeds that does not harm the environment, is humane for its workers, provides reasonable and fair wages and conditions for those who work on the farms, and which ultimately enhances the quality of life and goals for the farmers themselves and surrounding communities.
Genesis Pure is opposed to the use of any pesticides or chemicals on any crops used for Mila as well as any unnatural, processed, or synthetic fertilizer. Lifemax also views itself as a steward of the land through dialogue with its farmers and managers to ensure that there is no top soil depletion, no water contamination, proper water management, and sustained ecological resilience. Because chia is so nutrient dense, the mulching of the left over crops contribute to soil health and fertility.
Genesis Pure is committed to maintaining 100% organic farming practices of all its chia seeds and is equally committed to promote sustainability practices, taking realistic steps to remedy any problems that may surface within its farming environment and conducting thorough ongoing inspections of the premium seeds it selects for it proprietary blend. Mila is not technically organic at this time because there is a potential that some growers used fertilizer in the past, although not with current crops – therefore a very small percent, less that 3%, may be considered “organic transitional”.
Further, because chia is a member of the mint family, insects never bother the crop and there is no need for chemical application. Without the risk of insect infestation, chia crops are never sprayed, which leaves no crop demand and no chance of residual pesticides on the food or in the soil. But, as an extra precaution, every harvest is thoroughly tested by independent labs to insure that it meets the rigid Mila standards. So while Mila is grown organically, it is not certified organic at this time.