I recently bought chia seeds and I must say that I LOVE them already! They are tasteless and can be added to almost anything! I love that I can get a lot of extra nutrients without changing the flavor of my food.
Chia Seed Benefits:
They have high amounts of:-
Omega 3 fatty acids.
Protein, and this protein is complete, containing all essential amino acids.
Yet they are low in calories and gluten free
Chia seeds are easy to digest. People who regularly eat chia seeds as part of their diet have reported the following health benefits:
More sustained energy levels
Improved concentration and clearer thinking
A decrease in aches and pains
A decrease in food cravings and less need to eat between meals
A feeling of well being
Supple, smoother skin
Glossy hair and stronger nails
Research has shown chia seeds may be of benefit in improving cardiovascular health. This includes high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Research has also shown chia seeds can benefit brain and neurological functions, and arthritic conditions.
Chia seeds digest slowly. This tends to stabilize blood sugar – which can be of help to people with type 2 diabetes.
Chia seeds contain high levels of calcium, together with boron, which is of great benefit to bone health. For example, one tablespoon of chia seeds contain as much calcium as two glasses of milk.
Chia seeds can also prolong hydration and help retain electrolytes which makes them a great help to athletes, especially runners.
The high fiber of chia seeds, both soluble and insoluble, is a gentle way to maintain bowel health and promote regularity.
As you can see, chia seeds health benefits are wide ranging, and they are a great addition to a healthy diet. The fact that they can assist in weight loss and weight management is an added bonus.
I recommend anyone and everyone try chis seeds! You can order some online for around $8-$13 a pound.
The Healthy Housewife 🙂