They may be a tiny and humble seed, but chia seeds are full to the brim with health benefits, so if they aren’t already on people’s shopping list then here are…
They may be a tiny and humble seed, but Chia Seeds are full to the brim with health benefits, so if they aren’t already on people’s shopping list then here are Chia bia’s six reasons why should…
1 ENERGY BOOSTING
If there is need for an extra energy boost during the mid-day slump, chia could be the perfect pick-meup. Chia can slow the conversion of carbohydrates and enzymes, which means energy is released more regularly, keeping energy levels constant and not leaving the body feeling drained.
2 HYDRATED BODY
Whether exercising or suffering in the rising temperatures it is important to keep hydrated. Adding chia in diets is a great way to maximise hydration. The seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in water, storing the much-needed hydration and releasing it slowly over time.
3 BALANCING SUGAR
The seeds have also found success in helping type-2 diabetic patients. The high fibre content and the ability to slow digestion is why chia can reduce blood sugar spikes, keeping blood sugar levels constant.
4 REMEMBERING THINGS
The solution to finding where the keys have been left or who the person is that you always see but can’t quite remember their name, could be chia seeds. The little seeds are bursting with omega-3, an essential fatty acid that is important for brain health and have even been said to protect against dementia.
5. STRONGER BONES AND TEETH
Although tiny in size, chia is high in essential vitamins, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein that are important for bone health. But it is not just a source of calcium for those who can’t eat dairy, as gram for gram, there is higher than content of calcium than most dairy products, so everyone should be trying them.
6. PROTECT YOUR TICKER
Chia seeds have been shown to lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure and even possess anti-inflammatory effects, which are essential in keeping your heart healthy and working well.
For more information see chiabia.com
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