Benefits of Chia Seeds

benefits of chia seeds

The Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Increasing energy levels
  • Cleanse the colon
  • Lowering risk of heart disease
  • Prolongs hydration
  • Helps IBS
  • Balance blood sugar
  • Prevent cravings

These little seeds are incredibly nutritious, with significant concentrations of protein, fiber and several essential minerals.  They are also high in Omega-3, antioxidants, B-Vitamins, calcium, and boron. Chia seeds are a great food for runners.  Because they absorb ten times their weight in water as they expand, the water will then be released slowly and evenly into your system. This allows for maximum hydration, which is key when running long distances, during marathons or especially in high heat, where runners lose more and more fluids through their sweat.

There are so many good reasons to start eating chia seeds right now, some of which include:

-Omega-3 fatty acids-  They are the richest plant source of Omega-3’s (the vital fats that protect against inflammation such as arthritis and heart disease).

-Help with weight loss- fight hunger by mixing chia seeds with water. They form a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight.  Since the gel is made from water, it has no calories. This helps your body to think it’s full, without adding any calories.

-Help your concentration and improve your mood: Chia is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, which are crucial for concentration and other brain functions.

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