Chia Seeds is on Saturday’s Food For Thought! Happy beautiful weekend to you all!!
Saturday’s Food For Thought: Chia Seeds
Benefits & Facts:
Chia seeds are among one of the healthiest foods to eat. These seeds are loaded with super nutrients that benefit your body.
Chia seeds grow in South America, and derive from the plant Salvia Hispanica. Chia seeds date back to the Aztecs and Mayans who would use chia seeds in cooking, and ancient ritual.
Just one ounce of chia seeds provide an abundance of nutrients. See below for the nutrients.
- Fiber: 11 grams
- Calcium: 18 %
- Protein: 4 grams
- Magnesium: 40 %
- Phosphorous: 27 %
- and much more!!
Chia seeds are high in protein and high in fiber. Since they are high in protein, if you are fasting from meat or you are a non meat eater, than chia seeds are the perfect protein replacement.
Due to the high fiber content, many health experts suggest that including chia seeds in your diet may help you lose weight.
Chia seeds are high in omega fatty acids. Can you believe they contain a higher amount of omega 3’s than salmon?!!
Chia seeds are proven to help type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that it lowers the blood sugar, as well as blood pressure. If you know anyone who has type 2 diabetes, you should mention chia seeds to them. It might make a difference in their lifestyle and help improve their health.
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