What so Special About This Seed?

Good Source of Energy

Chia seeds are a source of amazing long-term energy, which over time can actually
help your body to function at its best and burn more calories throughout the day.
Chia also contains a high source of omega-3 fatty acids, similar to flax.
Be sure to get dark greyish chia, as it's nutritionally superior to the lighter kind.


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About 20% of the energy in human is used for brain metabolism
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Good to Lose Weight

Have you ever put chia seeds in milk or water? If so, you've probably seen them start
to poof up. This is the result of one of the benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds tend to
absorb 10 times their own weight in liquids. In a cup of liquid, this leads to them
poofing up. In your stomach, this leads to a feeling of fullness. So if you want to
have a snack, but are trying to cut back on the calories, have a chia seed-based snack.
You'll feel full faster, and will be less likely to go grab another snack soon after.


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Chia seeds are also relatively high in calories and fat. However, when used in moderation chia seeds may help you feel more satisfied.
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Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

A 2007 study out of St.Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada looked at chia seed
supplementation to prevent cardiovascular risk factorsin patients with type 2 diabetes.
It is found that chia seeds taken daily,longterm has a very promosing impact on
cardiovascular prevention aiding to minimize dependence on conventional therapy.


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Heart beats over 100,000 times a day and over two billion times in a lifetime.
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Control the Level of Glucose in Blood

Did you know that one of the benefits of chia seeds is that they can help you
control your blood sugar? Whether you have diabetes or not, chia seeds can help
keep your blood sugar at a good level by slowing how quickly glucose flows into
your blood. Also, the majority of the carbohydrates in chia seeds come from fiber,
which doesn't make your blood sugar go up, making them a safe ingredient for


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Normal blood sugar levels are less than 100 mg/dL after not eating (fasting) for at least eight hours. And they're less than 140 mg/dL two hours after eating
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Reduce Inflammation

Chia seeds are wonderfully full of helpful flavanols and other nutrients which act
as strong antioxidants. These nutrients help reduce inflammation in your body. This is
a critical benefit as inflammation has been linked to being the cause of so many health
issues and discomforts.


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High levels of inflammation, specifically in the brain, have been shown to be tied to depression
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Aid Digestion

One of the best benefits of chia seeds is that they help improve your body's digestion
of the other foods you eat. They naturally help improve your GI health because they're
so fibrous. All that fiber helps to keep other foods passing easily through your gut,
and keeps your colon healthy. So consider adding a handful of chia seeds to your next


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The small intestine is about 22-23 feet long while the large intestine is only about 5 feet long.
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Improve Brain Function

Chia seeds are full of brain benefiting nutrients! They include healthy omega-3 ALA
which your brain uses to make DHA fatty acids (a necessity for good brain function).
Chia seeds also are a complete protein full of the nine essential amino acids needed to
keep your mood stable and your brain working at its best. And chia seeds are full of
antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and save your brain from all the damage free
radicals can cause. Lastly, as mentioned, chia seeds release glucose slowly, which helps
it get to your brain to be used as energy.


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When the blood supply to the brain stops, it is almost after 8-10 seconds that the brain starts losing the consciousness.
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Increase Rigidity of Bone

these mighty seeds pack several key nutrients tied to bone health, including calcium,
magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. It's the combination of these minerals, in addition
to other nutrients and regular physical activity, that protect bone density. The calcium
content of chia seeds also makes them a good source of this important mineral for those who
must or prefer to avoid dairy.


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The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.
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Enhance Immune System

The ancient Aztecs and Mayans prized chia seeds for their medicinal properties, using them
to treat colds and the flu. Modern-day research out of the University of the Valley of
Guatemala determined chia seeds have an antioxidant rating much higher than other good
dietary sources of antioxidants, including blackberries, mango, pineapples or grapes.
Chia seeds contain significant amounts of nutrients including vitamin C, certain flavonols,
vitamin E, lignin and phenolic acids known to boost immune system with powerful antioxidants.


Do You Know?

The immune system is a complex fighting system powered by five liters of blood and lymph. Lymph is a clear and colorless liquid that passes throughout the tissues of the body.
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