Chia Seed: Dieters Dream and the Best Source of Omega3

By Carolin 

Chia seeds sprouts

Inexpensive and easy to find. seed is a dieters dream come true. The seed creates a gelatin-like mass which slows you digestion and suppresses hunger.

On top of helping you lose weight is also a great source of . You probably thought that linseed or flax seeds were the best source of in the vegetable kingdom. With approximately 63% fatty acid the tiny Mexican Chia seed is taking over the throne.

At first glance the Chia seed looks very much like a flax seed but if you look at the nutritive content the Chia seed stands out. Chia seeds typically contain 20% protein, 34% oil, 25% dietary fiber and they are gluten free.

Chia seed helps you lose weight since it:

  1. Curbs your and keep you feeling satisfied longer as it slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
  2. Absorbs a lot of water and contain proteins and fibers all these properties give you a fuller feeling without adding calories.
  3. Gives you a lot of nutrition and very few calories.
  4. Increases your energy and makes it easier for you both to stick to your and to exercise.

Health benefits of Chia are:

  1. Chia contains five times the calcium of milk.
  2. Chia is a great source of trace minerals, for example boron that helps transfer calcium into your bones.
  3. Chia seeds contain antioxidants.
  4. Chia seeds are a good course of omeag3 fatty acid.
  5. Chia seeds help digestive problems.
  6. Chia controls your blood sugar and insulin levels.
  7. Chia keeps you hydrated.
  8. Chia seeds are known as energy and endurance enhancers.

You can easily add chia seeds to you diet at breakfast, lunch and dinner to get the most out of it’s health benefits.

Chia Seeds – Nutritional Supplement

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