Chia Seeds are edible seeds with a great potential to contribute to the overall wellness of human health. It is loaded with many important nutrients and thus very trendy among health-conscious people. The health effects of this superfood go way beyond the vitamins, proteins, or minerals we’re all familiar with. Even the half of its health benefits will give you a perfect reason to buy chia seeds as your daily staple food.
Chia seeds are obtained from plant Salvia Hispanica. They are tiny black seeds which are native to South America, but now popularly grown in many parts of India including Chhattisgarh.
Chia seeds help in weight loss
Chia seeds curb your appetite and thus promote weight loss. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 40 % of the recommended daily intake of fibre. Diets that are high in fibre are known to aid in weight loss. According to a research, consuming 30 grams fibre per day may help you lose the same amount of weight as if you followed a more complicated diet.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
There are thousands of trace nutrients inside chia seeds, some of which are extremely healthy for the human beings.
- Loaded with antioxidants – to protect you from free radicals which are known to damage molecules in the body-cells and contribute to ageing and life-threatening diseases like cancer.
- Contains powerful nutrients with very few calories – Chia seeds provide sustainable energy with a powerful nutritional punch. Every 28 gram serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams fibre, 4 grams protein, 9 grams fat (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- As per the RDA, it also contains 18% Calcium 18%, 30% manganese, 30% magnesium, 27% phosphorus. They also contain some amount of Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.