11 Reasons To Add Chia Seeds To Your Diet

Chia Seeds are a Tasty Super Food Rich in Minerals and Fiber.

Here are 11 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet.

1. Chia seeds are nutrient dense with very low calories

A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (1, 2):

  • Fiber: 11 grams.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
  • Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
  • They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.

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2. Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants.

3. The carbs in chia seed mainly come from their fiber.

4. Chia seeds are a high quality protein source.

5. Because of chia seeds protein and fiber content, they may aid in weight loss.

6. Chia seeds contain more Omega 3 fatty acid than salmon.

7. Studies show that chia seeds may improve metabolic health resulting in a lower risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

8. Chia seeds are high in nutrients necessary for bone health, calcium, magnesium, protein, and phosphorus.

9. Studies have shown that chia seeds can improve Type 2 Diabetes.

10. Chia seeds have been shown to improve athletic performance as well as sports drinks can.

11. Chia seeds can easily be added to you daily food intake.

 

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