9 Reasons You Need Chia Seeds
Posted on July 13 2016
Chia Seeds have become one of the world’s most popular health foods, and for good reason. The ancient Aztecs consumed these little gems before they went to battle, and the word ‘chia’ even translates in Mayan ‘strength’.
Here are nine reasons why your diet needs chia seeds:
- Packed With Nutrients
Despite being tiny, these little seeds are some of the most nutrient-packed foods on the planet, with 30% of your recommended daily amount of Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese and Phosphorous.
- Helps You Feel Full
Chia seeds are also strong in fibre, with more of it than any type of nut, per ounce. Combining this with its protein content mean that they can help you stay fuller for longer, and even lose weight.
- Helps You To Tone And Build Muscle With Vegan-Friendly Protein
Chia seeds are rich in protein (18g per 100g), making them perfect for post-workout shakes, helping to tone and build muscle.
- The Perfect Vegan-Friendly Egg Replacement
Mixing one part chia and two parts water makes chia gel, which acts as a great egg-replacement and even an energy gel.
- Antioxidants To The Max
Chia contains levels of antioxidants similar to that of blueberries; which if you were not yet aware is extremely high.
- Pumping Iron
Chia seeds also contain an incredible six times the amount of iron than spinach.
- Packed With Omega-3s
Chia seeds reportedly contain eight times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, helping to support your immune system and brain function.
- Rich in Vitamin C
Chia Seeds contain seven times more Vitamin C than an orange per serving, which help you repair muscle tissue and keep your skin clear.
- Endless Possibilities
The ways in which chia seeds can be incorporated into your diet really are endless: smoothies and shakes, baking, salad and porridge toppers, chia energy gels, chia puddings… Need we go on?
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