Top 10 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds, the tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, a flowering plant species in the family of mint, growing natively in South America, were the prime food of Aztecs and Mayans who lived in Mexico and South American villages in around 200AD. The word ‘chia’ itself means strength and it is proved to be one of the most sustainable sources of energy. I will ride you through its crown benefits.

  1. Massive nutrients with Low calories: An ounce of chia contains Fiber 11 grams, Protein 4gms, fat 9gms, Calcium 18% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA), Manganese 30% of the RDA, Magnesium 30% of the RDA, Phosphorous 27% of the RDA and an appreciable amount of Zinc, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Potassium, Thiamin and Riboflavin. It gifts us these nutrients at a very low calorie, with its unique gelling action that keeps us full for hours. When exposed to water, the gel substance becomes heavy and longer to get out of the body which means one feels full and no hunger.
  2. Bright balance of blood sugar: Blood sugar balance, very important for health and energy, gets distorted generally just after high starch foods and gets too low at times making us feel tired. Gelling action and soluble-insoluble fibers slow down the body transforming starch in to sugars rather turns in to steady energy thus preventing type2 diabetes.
  3. Doesn’t give you Diverticulosis: Over-processed foods and white flours today deny you from rich fibers causing diverticula (hollow bag like structures) in large intestine due to gas, waste or unnecessary liquids. Replacing celery and whole grains for those who don’t like them, chia helps an easy movement of food and stops any vacuum creation in stomach parts.
  4. Gift you healthy omega-3 oil: Omega-3 found in fish is richly present in the vegetarian chia seeds. Controlling cholesterol and helping in weight loss has been a unique feature of chia enticing the modern age people.
  5. Energy elevator: Chia, being one of the nature’s highest plant-based protein sources, along with its vitamins, minerals, and sugar balancing gel keeps you energy inundated whole day.
  6. Baker’s friend: Chia replaces half-the-butter in a baker’s home, in addition to that, its anti-oxidants keeps the food fresh longer. Muffins, waffles, cakes and all at the best you can bake with chia.
  7. Age-miracle by chia: Always not seasonal blueberries & exotic fruits rich in anti-oxidants is what we know. Chia has it too, making it stay fresh for years, by itself. Premature ageing is prevented by its prevention of free radical damage in the body.
  8. You won’t crave to get plump (won’t crave for food): When chia hydrate, they magnify the other foods’ flavor thus not diluting but distributing the food you take generally. This is something unique of chia.
  9. Easily melt with any food: Chia is easy to incorporate in any food, be it porridges, puddings, cereals, baked goods, vegetables, rice or to any, acting as a great nutrition without extra calories.
  10. Don’t show a bigger wallet: Save money with chia. Less than a dollar, chia costs for its one month chunk for a man. Safe and chemical free it is thus being termed just the best.

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