Top four benefits of chia seeds

Can you name a whole grain with all the essential nutrients for a healthy living? Well, the answer should be Chia seeds. They are tiny black seeds from a plant named Salvia hispanica. Although they are very tiny in size, they are considered as an important food for the Mayans and Aztecs back in those days. 

In this article, let us look at some health benefits of chia seeds. 

•    Lowers the risk of cardiovascular problems- Chia seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fibre. Hence, for this reason they reduce the risk of heart diseases. Several studies have shown that incorporating chia seeds in your daily diet helps in reducing inflammation, belly fat and triglycerides.
•    Helps to strengthen your bones- Chia seeds are loaded with essential nutrients for your bones: magnesium, protein, phosphorus, and calcium. People with less calcium in their body must consume chia seeds.
•    Weight reduction- Chia seeds contain lower calories and high level of fibre content. This is an ideal food for those trying to lose weight. These seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acid, which contributes towards weight loss.
•    Lowers the risk of developing diabetes- One of the many benefits of incorporating chia seeds into your diet is they aid in lowering the risk of developing diabetes. The high fibre content in these seeds helps in keeping your blood sugar levels under control.

-Akhila kakarala
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