Chia Seeds 101- The Health Benefits




Chia Seeds 101

Although chia seeds date back to the Mayans, yes it is the same chia from the infamous Chia Pet

Chia Seeds Are Full of Antioxidants


Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein

Although tiny chia seeds pack a significant amount of protein when compared to most other plants. In fact, 14% of the weight of a chia seed is made up of protein, as well as essential amino acids.

Chia Seeds are good for your bones and teeth

The vitamins and nutrients found in chia seeds such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and even vitamin A are essential for healthy bone and tooth development.


Chia Seeds Are Good for Heart Health

The omega three fatty acids in chia seeds help your body better absorb essential vitamins like A, D, and E. These anti-inflammatory effects help to reduce stress throughout the body and prevent strain on blood vessels aiding in the prevention of heart disease.


Chia Seeds help curb your Appetite

Due to the high protein and fiber content chia seeds will help you feel fuller and more satiated longer.


If You Have Temperamental Tummy

Go slow when adding this fiber packed ingredient.

Make sure you drink plenty of water.

Soak your chia seeds before using, like in the chia pudding recipe found here.


Note for those with Food Allergies

If you have a nut or seed allergy talk to your doctor before adding chia seeds to your diet please.


Carrot Cake Chia Seed Pudding recipe

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Felicia Miller RD, LDN
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