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Discover the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
By Roxanne Rodrigues
What are the benefits of Chia Seeds?
seeds may just look like your everyday seed, but don't let appearances
deceive you. Packed full of
you want to improve your stamina in the gym or simply have some extra
get-up-and-go for your work day,
of the most popular chia food benefits is the fact they can help a
person to lose weight. Again this has
can be hard to figure out how much calcium you are getting and, most
importantly, if you are getting enough. If you
Mental Health and Brain Power
Omega 3 has long been touted as natural "brain food". However, what is less publicized is the positive affects Omega 3 and 6 has on individuals suffering from mental health conditions such as, depression. Chia food products support a person's nervous system, which affects a person's brain function. Improved brain function leads to a better transmission of the nerves, which leads to an improvement of a person's mood. However, chia seed benefits do not stop at improving brain power and mood. Essential fatty acid found in the seeds has been linked with improving and maintaining, liver function, cholesterol, joints, stabilizing blood sugar levels and cognitive function.
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry completed studies that linked chia seeds to building insulin intolerance, as well as helping to prevent heart and liver diseases. Chia superfoods make a great supplement, especially if your lifestyle means you are not always getting the recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals. It is said that chia seeds contain more flax seed and Omega 3 oil than salmon, so it makes a great substitute for those who do not like eating oily fish.
you're vegan or gluten intolerant, Chia can also be a great source
of protein. According to nutritionists, these amazing
Chia food benefits also cross over into other medical areas. Because the seeds are gluten-free, people with conditions such as Chrohns disease and gluten intolerance and celiac disease will be able to take them with no adverse side-effects. Various studies have also proven that people with various nut allergies had no serious side effects from taking the seeds.
These amazing seeds are such little powerhouses, that there is way too much to cover in this one short article! I have been writing many more detailed articles about chia, and also making some cool little videos showing you how to prepare the seeds, and the best ways to use them in your diet!