Five Health Benefits of Chia

Chia seeds are a popular ingredient in many recipes. Here are five reasons why you should include them in your diet.

  1. Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients. Just 28 grams or 2 tablespoons will give you 30% of your daily magnesium, 18% of your daily calcium and 27% of your daily phosphorus.
  2. These nutrients are particularly helpful for teeth and bone health, especially for people who do not eat dairy products.
  3. Chia seeds contain antioxidants, protecting you against the production of free radicals that can increase the risk of cancer and which contribute to premature aging.
  4. Just 28 grams of chia seeds has 12 grams of fibre so they are very good at absorbing water, increasing the sensation of fullness which can be helpful for dieters.
  5. Chia seeds are a high-quality source of plant-based protein which is useful for vegetarians and they also contain amino acids.

Nov, 27, 2017