6 Important Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

6 Important Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds
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Chia seeds have been around for centuries, but they have recently become popular in the United States. Chia seeds are a great source of nutrients, including fiber and protein. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Chia seeds can be eaten raw or added to your favorite foods. You can sprinkle them on cereal, yogurt or salads. They are also great in baked goods such as muffins, breads or cookies.

Here are some health benefits of chia seeds:

  1. Chia seeds can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Research shows that eating two tablespoons of chia seeds daily for 12 weeks can reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol by up to 29 percent.
  2. Chia seeds have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They also help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels in people who already have diabetes by slowing down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream after eating meals rich in carbohydrates such as breads, rice and pasta.
  3. In addition to their ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, chia seeds may also protect against heart disease by preventing oxidation of fat cells (atherosclerosis). This means that chia seeds can help prevent plaque build-up in your arteries which could lead to heart attacks or strokes if it becomes too severe.
  4. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, which is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber also helps lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  5. Chia seeds also contain calcium, which contributes to stronger bones and teeth; iron, which helps transport oxygen throughout the body; and magnesium, which helps with muscle function and energy metabolism.
  6. Chia seeds contain antioxidants called lignans that may help protect against cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells while promoting apoptosis .

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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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