Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
If you think that the only use for chia seeds is to make those kitschy…ch ch ch Chia Pets, then think again. There are numerous health benefits of chia seeds, even benefits to help with weight loss.
Chia is now considered a “superfood” because it is a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is also a complete protein, much like that found in animal sources. With Chia, you don’t need to combine foods to make complete protein, unlike with other vegetable sources.
In just one ounce serving of these brownish gray little power seeds there is 9.8 grams of fiber. If you’re wanting to lose weight than you understand the importance of fiber. High fiber foods fill you up and keep you satisfied longer. However, like all seeds, they are calorie-dense, about 198 calories per oz. (3 TBSP), so keep that in mind when striving for balance, moderation, and variety.