The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are one of my most used super foods due to their versatility and amazing health benefits. These seeds are packed with nutrients and provide so many important benefits to the body and the brain, and can be easily incorporated into your favorite dishes and smoothies. Let's go through the benefits, and remember to sprinkle a tablespoon of chia seeds into your morning smoothie, protein shake or on top of your next bowl of porridge!
⚖️ They are loaded with fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. They also provide nearly 20% of your daily need in calcium, 30% of magnesium and manganese and 13% of your daily iron intake.
💧The high content of fibre and high-quality proteins in chia seeds helps with weight loss, as the soluble fibre absorbs large amounts of water and expands in your stomach giving you a sense of fullness as well as slowing down the absorption of the food.
🦴 The calcium content and magnesium in chia seeds gives a boost to maintaining bone health.
♥️ Chia seeds may lower your risk of heart disease and may reduce your blood sugar levels.
𝑵𝒖𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒏𝒔 (30 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒔):
138 Kcal / Fibre 10g / Protein 5g / Fat 9g