7 Fantastic benefits of Chia
Despite their tiny size, Chia seeds represent one of the healthiest food! They have been part of Mayan and Aztec’s diet for centuries.
They are full of rich nutrients which are essential for your body and brain and they also have antioxidant properties.
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds coming from the Salvia Hispanic plant. In the past, they became very popular. Nowadays, they are known and assumed by only a little circle of healthy and conscious people.
There are 7 main benefits of chia seeds that has been confirmed by scientific studies:
- Dietary fiber
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Omega-6 fatty acids
Chia seeds contains also a lot of vitamins (A, B, E, and D) and minerals like magnesium, manganese, iron.
2. Antioxidant properties
Antioxidants fight the production of free radicals and prevent cancer disease.
Chia regulates bowel movements. These seeds contain a lot of fibers that absorb a big amount of water: in this way so they are able to suppress appetite that is good for weight loss.
Besides, chia seeds generate a kind of gelatine substance in the stomach that has a probiotic action.
Chia seeds have been proven to prevent metabolic disorders like dyslipidemia and insulin resistance, thanks to alpha-linolenic acid and fibers they are rich in.
5. Heart health
Chia seeds regulate cholesterol levels and blood pressure essentially. Moreover, their antioxidant properties prevent atherosclerosis.
6. Bone health
Chia seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorus, proteins and magnesium that are essential for bones.
7. Dental Health
Considering that chia seeds are full of nutrients and minerals such as calcium, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin A, there is no doubt they would have a positive influence on the health of your teeth.