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Why You Should be Eating Chia Seeds.

You’ve probably heard of Chia Seeds. They’re everywhere from your local health food store to the supermarket nowadays. Yet so many people still are not sure if or why they should use them.

These lightly little seeds are free from gluten, high in omega-3 fatty acids and just 2 tablespoons provides you with approx. one third of your recommended daily intake of fibre. They really do pack a powerful punch!

Loaded With Nutrients!

Chia seeds contain a tonne of nutrients.

They contain:

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3
  • Zinc
  • Potassium

High Antioxidant Content

Antioxidants fight the production of free from radicals which cause cell damage. Free from radicals act as waste from chemical reactions on our cells, when they build up they can be harmful. Axioxidants are also considerably good for your heart health.

High in Fiber and Protein

Fiber is said to aid individuals loose weight and to keep it off. Maintaining a weight can be difficult, with a high fiber diet it’s easy! Regular doses of fiber is fantastic for your gut. The good bacteria that live in our guts feed off fiber and this optimizes activity. In a way, fiber gives your gut something to work on, exercising your gut.

A high protein diet helps muscular development. Our muscles are constantly repairing, especially after exercise. Protein and the right amino acids help our muscles repair efficiently and increase our bodies overall lean muscle mass.

These little gems also contain the naturally highest source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Reduces Blood Sugar Levels

Chia seeds are said to reduce the rise of blood sugars, especially after a high carb meal meaning they could possibly be used to improve the lifestyle of anyone with type 2 diabetes.

 

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