Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

So the world around us is quickly becoming more and more health conscientious, which let’s be honest, really is a good thing. If we start to eat better we feel better and what better way to preserve a long, healthy lifestyle than to eat healthy and nutritious foods on a daily basis. One health phenomenon that is storming the nation recently is chia seeds.

Chia seeds are the seeds from the Salvia columbariae flower found in Central America as well as parts of North America. They provide us with high amounts of nutrients in little quantities which is a big reason why they are so popular to the health nuts of the world. In just one ounce serving of Chia Seeds you get 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 18% of the recommended calcium in take for one day. Since they are a great source of fiber, Chia seeds are also shown to help keep your digestive system clean and running efficiently.

Another proven health benefit of Chia seeds is that they are packed with anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants, as we all now know, are responsible for helping fight free radicals which when left in the body are known to cause cancer. Chia seeds can also be attributed to helping you lose weight. When they are consumed, they actually fill up with water and expand in the stomach which can increase satiety and lead to a fuller feeling and therefore less consumption.

So overall, I would definitely recommend chia seeds to anyone trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle. They are full of good nutrients, and relatively low calorie when eaten in moderation. Try adding them to some oatmeal, or even hide them in a pasta sauce, any way to get these powerful little seeds into your diet and start reeping the health benefits they bring!

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