Nutritional Benefits Of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, and protein. These tiny little seeds have the highest-known percentage of omega-3 among plants. Chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper. They have six times more calcium, eleven times more phosphorus, and five times more potassium than milk. Chia is so enriched with antioxidants they can be stored unrefrigerated with no concern of the oils going rancid. The most important antioxidants in chia are chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol flavonols. These antioxidants are more effective than both vitamin C and E in their protective qualities. A serving of chia seeds is three tablespoons or a little over an ounce and provides 140 calories, 10g of fat, 14 g of carbohydrates, 12g of fiber and 5g of protein.
The health benefits from regular consumption of chia seeds are wide and varied. Some of these include:
-Improves cardiovascular health
-Relief from fatigue/low energy
-Supports healthy digestion & detoxification
-Regulates blood pressure
-Stabilizes blood sugar
-Reduces pre-menstrual & menopausal symptoms
-Reduces cravings for sweets & carbohydrates
–and many more…..