So here lately I have been using chia seeds for the health benefits and have discovered other healthy benefits as well as weight loss benefits. I was asked just yesterday if flax seeds were healthier than chia seeds. Flax seeds are great and have some of the same benefits but chia seeds have 50% more fiber and are so much easier on your body to digest. Chia seeds also, because they expand, let you have the full feeling longer, they keep you hydrated longer because they hold a ton of water, and they fight diabetes by leveling blood sugar, they fight cancer, and so many other benefits. If you get time I highly recommend check out the benefits of chia. I have listed a few below to get you started and a video so that you can see how to use chia, but in addition to the video you can also eat chia as they have a really good nutty flavor, or you can add them so soups, oatmeal, smoothies, or just about anything you want.
11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (No. 3 is Best)
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.
They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.
Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by human studies.
1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint.
This plant grows natively in South America.
Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day.
They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, only recently did chia seeds become recognized as a modern day superfood.
In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health conscious people all over the world.