49% of people have not had their cholesterol checked in the last Five Years!

In a recent survey carried out by Chia Bia, Europe’s largest suppliers of chia seeds, it revealed that 49% of survey respondents have not had their cholesterol checked in the last five years, while 17% of people have concerns about their cholesterol.


When asked about their diet, 85% of respondents consider their diet healthy, and just 15% feel they do not have a healthy diet. An interesting figure revealed that more than a quarter (27%) of people only spend between 30 and 60 minutes on meal preparation per week, and 43% of respondents said convenience plays a big role in their daily lives, a result of hectic schedules and the amount of time meal preparation can take.


Chia Bia’s survey also revealed that more than a third (34%) of people find health eating time consuming. When asked if they add seeds to any of their meals, a significant 85% of survey respondents said they add seeds to their meals as it provides a quick and easy way of getting nutrients into their diet.


Speaking about the survey results, Barrie Rogers, co-founder of Chia Bia stated, “We understand that healthy eating can be challenging due to time constraints and other factors but it’s still important that people are receiving the required nutrients to look after their health. One tablespoon of chia seed contains enough Omega 3 to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and it contains over 5g of fibre another nutrient Irish people are lacking in their diet. Here at Chia Bia we are dedicated to creating products that make it easier to make healthy food choices.”


Chia Bia have recently launched their new health awareness campaign called ‘We Are Sure About Seeds’, encouraging the nation to include chia seeds – which are high in Omega 3, fibre and protein – in their daily diet, in a number of ways. Chia seeds make the perfect partner to the foods you already love – from smoothies to salads, soups to stir-fries, or even your favourite baked goods. Chia Bia has created a range of simple and nutritious chia seed products to leave you feeling naturally happy and healthy from the inside out, and just a tablespoon a day will power your body with the goodness it needs to feel tip-top.


Chia Bia offer a full range of natural seed products including their new Whole White Chia Seed, Four Seed Mix, and Chia, Apple & Cinnamon which are available in SuperValu, Tesco and Dunnes Stores nationwide at an RRP of €7.99.


For more information visit www.chiabia.com

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