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Chia Seeds Have Incredible Health Benefits

Chia seeds provide more Omega-3s per gram than salmon, however the fatty acid in chia seeds is ALA, which humans have trouble processing into DHA (the most important Omega-3 fatty acid). 

Let's take a deeper look at the incredible benefits of chia seeds and how including them in our regular diet may be really beneficial.

Chia seeds have a lot of advantages. 

1. The Digestive System 

Chia seeds have a high fiber content, which aids in bowel regularity. Because of the soluble fiber in the seed, chia seeds produce a gelatin-like consistency in the stomach when consumed. This gel-forming action may operate as a prebiotic, promoting probiotic growth in the gut.

2. Cardiovascular Health 

A diet rich in chia seeds, soy protein, oats, and nopal has been proven in studies to lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, enhance HDL cholesterol, and reduce inflammation. However, a separate study that focused just on chia seeds found no improvements in cholesterol or inflammatory levels. This does not rule out the possibility that chia seeds have a beneficial effect on heart health; rather, it suggests that chia seeds should be a part of a heart-healthy diet.

3. Get Rid of Diabetes 

Chia seeds are high in alpha-linolenic acid and fiber, which suggests that they could help prevent metabolic diseases including dyslipidemia (extra fat in the blood) and insulin resistance, according to experts from Argentina's University of Litoral. Such metabolic abnormalities may have a role in the development of diabetes. Chia seeds were found to be effective in preventing and possibly reversing diabetes, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

4. Increase Your Energy 

Eating chia seeds can assist increase exercise performance, according to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning. Using chia seeds as a performance-enhancing meal has a long history, according to folklore, dating back to the Aztecs and Mayans. Half of the athletes in the research simply drank Gatorade. The rest of the group drank half of the Gatorade and made up the difference with a chia drink. The workout was 90 minutes long. 

As a consequence, drinking half Gatorade and half chia drink was found to be just as healthy as drinking the entire Gatorade drink. As a result, the study concludes that chia seeds supply athletes with additional carbohydrates.

5. Bones that are more durable 

One ounce of chia seeds has 18% of the required daily calcium intake. Calcium is essential for bone health since it helps to maintain bone strength and mass. Chia also contains boron, another important vitamin for bone health. Boron aids in the metabolism of calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, all of which are necessary for bone development.

6. Get rid of excess pounds 

Chia seeds are abundant in protein and fiber, making them excellent for weight loss. Fiber absorbs a lot of water and expands in the stomach, giving you a full feeling. Food digestion is also slowed. Protein might help you feel less hungry since it suppresses your appetite. 

Chia seed intake has not been linked to weight loss in studies. However, chia seeds may be a beneficial complement to a healthy diet.

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