How To Stay Young With Aztec Seeds

Many people will go to almost any length to keep their skin looking young and fresh. Aside from paying for expensive treatments, therapies and products, it’s common for people to look to advice from celebrities on how they avoid the signs of ageing. Now it has been revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow and model Miranda Kerr are fans of Aztec seeds, which are being hailed for their anti-ageing properties. But are the seeds worth the hassle and the expense?

There has been a buzz about chia seeds for the last year. Since then they have been touted as the latest superfood that can make a real difference to your life. And with such glowing endorsements from the rich and the famous, the South American seeds, which are stuffed full of nutrients and healthy fats, are now more popular than ever.

Chia is now being lauded as the latest wonder ingredient that can bring forward a new range of anti-ageing face serums. The oil from the seed is one of the richest sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the world. And while they might seem like a modern fad, they actually have a history that dates back centuries.

The Aztecs loved chia and it was considered to be one of the ultimate foods at the time. It comes from the same family as mint and quickly became a staple food in South America where it was as widely grown as maize.

Chia provides more omega-3 fatty acids than flax-seed, but it has the advantage that it doesn’t go off as quickly. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals so can help protect, calm and rebuild the skin, as well as moisturising it.

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