Chia seeds are good for your digestive health
Chia seeds contain about 10grams of fibre per 2 tablespoons which is nearly half your daily requirement of fibre! Because of the rich fibre content chia seeds do wonders for our digestive health. The fibre not only acts as a prebiotic feeding the good bacteria in our gut, but also helps promote
Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants
Chia seeds are a great way to get more antioxidants into your diet. Antioxidants are important in protecting our cells from free radical damage and inflammation which can lead a whole range of different illnesses and premature ageing!
Chia seeds help improve heart health
Chia seeds contain more omega-3’s than salmon gram for gram! Although it’s important to remember that the omega-3’s found in chia are ALA (alpha linolineic acid) which still need to be converted to EPA and DHA (the omega’s found in salmon) for our bodies to use it. The antioxidants found in chia seeds help reduce inflammation which can help decrease risk factors for heart disease. The high level of fibre help reduce bad cholesterol which also improves our cardiovascular health.
Chia seeds keep our bones strong
Chia seeds contain calcium,manganese and phosphorus which are both crucial minerals in keeping our bones and teeth strong a healthy. Calcium is one of the most important minerals involved in the treatment and prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis.
Chia seeds are a good source of protein.
Chia seeds are a good source of plant based protein with around 4-5g per a tablespoon. A good addition to anyones diet but especially those who don't eat animal protein.