Chia seeds have many benefits as well as being packed with nutrients.
The Aztecs called it their ‘running food’ since they could run all day on just a handful of chia seeds.
This tiny seed absorb up to ten times their weight in water.
It is recommended to soak them first.
Here are some of the results for Chia Seeds from research:
- Balancing bloodsugar levels
- Reducing inflammation
- Aiding digestions/bowel health
- Weight loss
- Improving cardiovascular health
- and many more
“Chia seeds have been shown to have:
6 times more calcium than whole milk
15 times more magnesium than broccoli
3 times more antioxidant capacity than fresh blueberries
3 times more iron than spinach
2 times more potassium than bananas
High in Fibre/More fibre than flaxseed
More protein than beans, soy, or peas”
From Bio Distributors on Chia (not an affiliate link)
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Here is an infographic about how Chia compares to Flaxseed
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