Did you know How Good Are Chia Seeds For You ?
Chia seeds are very nutritious food that is used in Latin America for thousands of years. Recent studies suggest that they may contribute to cardiovascular health, because they have a favorable effect on blood pressure and cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Extremely rich in antioxidants
One good evidence as antioxidants contain and their shelf life in stores.
They help losing weight
Essential fatty acids chia seeds contains intensify metabolism. If used with a meal, chia seeds provide nutrients and weight, and very few calories. So are excellent to engage in diets.
A source of calcium
Only 24 grams of chia seeds contain 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, which is easy to learn. It is necessary for healthy teeth and bones and prevent osteoporosis.
A source of fiber
In just two tablespoons, chia seeds contains a whopping 10 grams (a third of the recommended daily allowance) of fiber.
Vegetable fibers are essential for good bowel movement (intestinal peristalsis), help lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation of low intensity.
Preventing rises in blood sugar
Studies have shown that the gelatinous mass that is released from chia seeds when watered prevents sudden rises in blood sugar.
Another study, which involved patients with type 2 diabetes, found that regular use of chia seeds significantly reduced inflammation (inflammation are associated with high blood sugar) and blood pressure.
High amounts of omega-3 fatty acids containing these seeds lubricates joints, and in the body are converted to prostaglandins, which simultaneously act anti-inflammatory and pain relief.
Therefore, consumption of chia seeds helps to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis cases.
An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
Chia seeds are the richest plant source of these healthy fats. They are important for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and heart health.
Contribute to heart health
Regular use of the seeds in the decrease of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL and triglycerides cholesterol. Also, as mentioned earlier, contribute to lowering blood pressure in diabetics.