Dietary Fiber

  • Dietary fibers cannot be digested and absorbed by the small intestine
  • Dietary fibers are classified in two forms-
    • Insoluble fibers which exhibit bulking action and help relieve constipation
    • Soluble dietary fibers which improve control of PPBG and lower LDL-C levels
  • Recommended daily intake : 25-30 gms
  • Intake of adequate amount of dietary fiber is associated with reduced risk of –
    • Cardiovascular diseases like stroke, myocardial infarction,
    • Obesity,
    • Hypertension,
    • Hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia and
    • Reduced risk of colonic cancer

Salvia Seeds : Rich source of Fiber

  • The total dietary fiber content of salvia seeds ranges from 36 to 40 g per 100g
  • Insoluble and soluble dietary fiber varies from 23 to 46 per cent and 2.5 to7.1 per cent, respectively .
  • It also contains about 5 per cent mucilage which can also act as soluble fiber
  • Hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia and
  • Reduced risk of colonic cancer

Omega-3-fatty acids


  • Lower serum triglyceride levels
  • Increase HDL-C levels
  • Cardio-protective action
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Improve cognitive functions

Salvia Seeds : Rich source of essential and non-essential Amino Acids

Table : Average amino-acid composition of chin seeds

Amino acid (g per 100g) Amino acid (g per 100g)
Arginine 2.143 Phenylalanine 1.0 16
Glutamic acid 3.500 Tyrosine 0.536
Tlu·eonine 0.709 Histidine 0.531
T1yptophan 0.436 Valine 0.950
Isoleucine 0.801 Alanine 1.044
Leucine 1.37 1 Glycine 0.943
Methionine 0.588 Aspartic acid 1.689
Lysine 0.970 Proline 0.776
Cystine 0.407 Serine 1.049

Salvia Seeds : Vitamin & Mineral content

Table : Average vitamins and minerals content of chin seeds

Vitamins (per 100g) Minerals (per 100g)
Ascorbic acid (mg) 1.6 Calcium (mg) 631
Thiamin (mg) 0.62 Bo. (44) 7.72
Riboflavin (mg) 0.17 Magnesium (mg) 335
Niacin(mg) 8.83 Phosphorus (mg) 860
Vitamin-A(IU) 54 Potassium (mg) 407
Vitamin-E (mg) 0.50 Potassium (mg) 407
Sodium (mg) 16
    Zinc(mg) 4.58


AZPRO : Who Benefits

  • Individuals suffering from:
    • Diabetes
    • Dyslipidemia
    • CAD
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Overweight and obese
  • Any body who wants to increase his fiber intake
  • Ideal functional food for children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and elderly

Salvia Seeds : Diabetes

  • The insoluble dietary fibre of chia is capable of retaining water several times of its weight and thus provides bulk and prolongs the gastro-intestinal transit time.
  • Increased gastro-intestinal transit time is directly related to gradual increase in post-prandial blood glucose levels and decrease in insulin resistance over a period of time

Salvia Seeds: Weight Management

  •  Salvia seeds can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight in water, becoming gel-like and expanding in stomach .
  • It creates a gelatin-like substance in the stomach. This gel-forming action is due to the soluble fiber in salvia seeds
  • This increases stomach fullness, slows absorption of food and helps  eat fewer calories.

Salvia Seeds : Helps constipation

  • The insoluble dietary fibre of salvia is capable of retaining water several times of its weight and thus increasing stool bulk, which helps to relieve constipation
  • Increases water content of stools- softens stools

AZPRO: Dosage

  • When commencing eating salvia seeds, start slowly with 1 teaspoon in the morning for a few days- with 2 glasses of water
  • If you don’t experience any gut symptoms, then have another teaspoon in the afternoon.
  • Consuming too much of the seeds to start with can cause stomach cramps, diarrhoea or gas and flatulence.
  • Gradually increase the amount for optimal benefits.