6 great benefits of chia seeds

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Sometimes back, people were rushing to the shops to look for chia seeds while youths wouldn’t let the opportunity just slip.

Some invested in farming chia seeds while others bought them in wholesale to sell to retailers and individuals. And while the rush seemed like an overrated fad, chia seeds are truly nutritious.

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And of course, even if the rush for them has gone down, their nutrition value hasn’t. Some of the health benefits of chia seeds include:

1. Rich in protein

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Compared to other plants, chia seeds are enriched with lots of protein. To build and repair tissues, your body needs proteins.

2. Weight loss

One of the reasons why people were rushing to get chia seeds is for weight loss purposes. And although no single food can entirely help you lose weight, some foods make it easier. For instance chia foods are rich in fiber making them excellent for weight loss.

3. Improves digestion

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Due to their high content in fiber, chia seeds improve digestion and prevent constipation. Making them part of your diet thus, will improve your bowel movements and give you an easy time in the bathroom.

4. Rich in antioxidants

They have high amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals that would otherwise cause diseases such as cancer.

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5. Omega-3 fatty acids

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Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids which have various benefits to the body. They are known to reduce depression, prevent heart disease as well as promote good sleep.

6. Calcium

Calcium is good for the bones and teeth. Studies show that the amounts of Calcium contained in an ounce of chia seeds is more compared to that contained in most dairy products.

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