A lot of people know that flax seed is a fine source of omega-3 fatty acids and will be pleased to know that they have one more obtainable source in the chia seed. This minute seed has a lot of advantages over flax; it doesn’t require to be ground to get the nutrients, and the seeds can BE saved for long periods of time with no deteriorating. Chia is filled with omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax. The ALA (alpha linolenic fatty acid) found in chia seeds is the single known necessary omega-3 fatty acid that the body can’t make on its own. Omega-3 exists in foods such as chia seed, flax oil, olive oil, flax seed, walnuts, spinach, cauliflower, fish, kale, and broccoli to name a few. The presence of these nutrients makes chia seeds a super food treasure.
Chia also offers the body with many vitamins including A, B, E and D and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, niacin, phosphorous, molybdenum, potassium, silicon, thiamine, sodium, sulphur, and zinc. Chia seeds are also a magnificent resource of protein.
Proteins are like building blocks of the body, nails, muscles, hair, skin, red blood cells, as well as necessary and non necessary amino acids and fiber, all of which are essential for good flow and a fit heart. Chia seeds also assist to adjust blood sugar, which is superb news for diabetics. When it comes to fiber in our diets we are all missing. By simply adding one ounce (2.75 tablespoons) of chia to your meal, you are adding 11 grams of fiber.
Chia seeds a nutritional powerhouse
If you want to boost your dietary intake, include humble chia seed in your diet. One gram of chia seeds contains:
• 8 times more omega-3 than salmon
• 6 times more calcium than milk
• 3 times more iron than spinach
The high nutritional value of chia seeds indeed makes them a powerhouse and a super food.