Health Benefits of Chia Seeds November 25 2015
With busy holidays ahead of you, keep your body fueled with La Flor’s all natural chia seeds! ICYMI - they are one of the healthiest foods on the planet and are loaded with necessary nutrients that have important benefits to both your brain and body.
Chia Seeds Are High in Nutrients and Low in Calories
Even though they are tiny, chia seeds are packed with nutrients. They are loaded with fiber, Omega- 3 fatty acids and various other micronutrients. They are also a whole grain food, are non GMO and are gluten free.
Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
Protein is the most weight friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce your appetite and cravings. Chia seeds are higher in quality protein than most plant foods - which is especially good for those who eat little to no meat.
Chia Seeds Are Essential for Bone Health
If you don't consume much dairy, chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium (18% of the RDA in a single ounce). These seeds are also high in phosphorus, magnesium, and protein which are all essential nutrients for bone health.
Chia Seeds Can Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics
In a study of type 2 diabetic patients, researchers found that the group given 37 grams of chia seeds for 12 weeks saw improvements in several important health markers than the group given 37 grams of wheat bran for the same length. The results showed that chia seeds could significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation.
Chia Seeds Are Easy to Incorporate into Your Diet
Not exactly a health benefit but still important to point out! The seeds themselves have a bland taste which makes them easy to add to practically anything. They can be eaten raw, soaked in juice, added to oatmeal or pudding, and even added to baked goods. Boost your meal's nutritional value just be garnishing with some chia seeds!
For more information about the health benefits of chia seeds, check out Authority Nutrition.Taste La Flor’s newest addition of power foods today. Chia Seeds contain more calcium than milk and even more potassium than protein and can be added to anything and everything to get the nutritional meal that you were trying for!