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Are Chia Seeds Really Good For You?

Are Chia Seeds Really Good For You?

Are chia seeds the superfood they're made out to be?

Are Chia Seeds Really Good For You?

Love chia seeds? You’re in luck – this tiny ingredient carries an impressive wealth of health benefits that will noticeably boost your wellbeing. We explore five positive aspects of the tasty chia seed.

1. They’re incredibly rich in nutrients

Chia seeds are one of most nutrient-dense foods in existence. They have high levels of magnesium, calcium, fibre, protein, phosphorus and manganese. They also have good levels of potassium, vitamin B and zinc.

2. They’re high in omega-3 fatty acids

Like flax seeds, chia seeds are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids. Because of this, they help the skin retain moisture and promote heart health by lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol.

3. They’re full of antioxidants

Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that fight the production of free radicals and enhance ageing and disease. Because of their antioxidant properties, they help improve the quality of the skin and fight signs of ageing as well.

4. They promote a healthy digestive system

Because they are high in dietary fibre, chia seeds help balance blood sugar levels and enhance bowel function. The high fibre content also helps people feel full more quickly, which in turn suppresses hunger and aids weight loss.

5. They can help people with type 2 diabetes

A study in the medical journal Diabetes Care examined the effect of consuming chia seeds in diabetic patients. 10 patients were given chia seeds and 10 were given wheat bran for a 12 week period. Those that consumed the chia seeds saw a significant decrease in blood pressure and inflammation.

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