WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CHIA SEEDS?
 Chia seeds have been all over health
food magazines, food blogs, and
nutritionist guide...
1. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN OMEGA-3S
 Omega-3s promote healthy brain functioning and growth—pregnant
mothers are encouraged to ...
2. CHIA SEEDS CAN REPLACE EGGS
 Chia seeds take on a gelatinous texture when combined with water,
perfect for replacing e...
3. CHIA SEEDS ARE NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE
 Chia seeds are a part of the mint family, and their seeds aren’t
technically gra...
4. CHIA SEEDS FIGHT DIABETES
 Initial research shows that type-2 diabetes can be slowed by eating
chia seeds because they...
5. CHIA SEEDS ARE FILLED WITH PROTEIN
 One serving of chia seeds contains 4.4 grams of protein, more than
many types of b...
6. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN TRYPTOPHAN
 Chia seeds make you feel full faster than other foods because they
contain tryptophan, ...
7. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN CALCIUM,
PHOSPHORUS, FIBER, AND MANGANESE.
 Only one ounce of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber...
NOW YOU KNOW!
 With so many incredible health benefits, chia seeds really are a
great addition to your healthy diet.
 Yo...
7 Awesome Facts about Chia Seeds
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7 Awesome Facts about Chia Seeds

  1. 1. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CHIA SEEDS?  Chia seeds have been all over health food magazines, food blogs, and nutritionist guides as the next big thing in health food, but do you know why?  Here are 7 awesome facts that will helps you get to know the truth behind the chia seed craze.
  2. 2. 1. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN OMEGA-3S  Omega-3s promote healthy brain functioning and growth—pregnant mothers are encouraged to eat plenty of omega-3s during their third trimester to offer their babies the best opportunities for a strong, healthy brain.  Chia seeds contain almost 5 grams of omega-3s per one ounce serving, which is more than are found in many meats and vegetables.
  3. 3. 2. CHIA SEEDS CAN REPLACE EGGS  Chia seeds take on a gelatinous texture when combined with water, perfect for replacing eggs in baked goods.  Works particularly well with quick-breads or cakes.  Chia seeds are essentially flavorless, so they won’t affect the taste of your recipe.  Perfect for vegans or those with egg allergies.
  4. 4. 3. CHIA SEEDS ARE NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE  Chia seeds are a part of the mint family, and their seeds aren’t technically grains.  No contamination from wheat unless processed in a factory with wheat products or grown immediately next to a wheat field (in which case it’s practically impossible not to have some contact with wheat particles).  Chia seeds still make a wonderful filler food like a grain would.  Perfect option for those with Celiac’s disease or gluten intolerances.
  5. 5. 4. CHIA SEEDS FIGHT DIABETES  Initial research shows that type-2 diabetes can be slowed by eating chia seeds because they reduce spikes in blood sugar by slowing digestion and absorption of sugar into the blood stream.  Further tests are still being conducted to learn the full ramifications of chia seeds on diabetes and other chronic health issues.
  6. 6. 5. CHIA SEEDS ARE FILLED WITH PROTEIN  One serving of chia seeds contains 4.4 grams of protein, more than many types of beans and even some meat.  They make a fantastic workout food because they contain the protein your body needs for sustaining energy and continuing muscle growth.  Chia seeds are a safe and healthy choice of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
  7. 7. 6. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN TRYPTOPHAN  Chia seeds make you feel full faster than other foods because they contain tryptophan, the same chemical in turkey that causes you to feel full after eating Thanksgiving dinner.  The tryptophan in chia seeds helps make the stomach feel fuller faster, giving you added control over your portion size.  Chia seeds can aid with weight loss if it is monitored properly and eaten with other healthy foods.
  8. 8. 7. CHIA SEEDS CONTAIN CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS, FIBER, AND MANGANESE.  Only one ounce of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 18% of your daily calcium, 30% of your daily manganese, and 27% of your daily phosphorus.  All of these nutrients are required for a healthy body, contributing to strong bones, balanced weight, and proper digestion.
  9. 9. NOW YOU KNOW!  With so many incredible health benefits, chia seeds really are a great addition to your healthy diet.  You can learn more about chia seeds at http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/blog.  You can also purchase chia seeds from http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/, a health food company dedicated to bringing you the best in natural, healthy food products.

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