Black Chia Seeds - 100 gms
Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family native to central and southern Mexico, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots, having a diameter around 1 millimetre.
Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the ?good? cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
- Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
- High in antioxidants that help protect the delicate fats in the seeds. They also have various benefits for health.
- Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. This gives them the ability to absorb 10?12 times their weight in water. Fiber also has various beneficial effects on health.
- The High Fiber and Protein Content in Chia Seeds May Help You Lose Weight
- High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
- High in Many Important Bone Nutrients. High in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein.
- May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
- They May Reduce Chronic Inflammation
- Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet
How to use it?
Dry chia seeds can also be added whole or ground to smoothies and juices, mixed into yogurt or oatmeal, or sprinkled on top of a salad. If you're adding the seeds to a drink or a "wet" dish like oatmeal, they'll swell up slightly while you eat, but they'll retain a slight crunch.
How much should it be eaten a day?
A common dosage recommendation is 20 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of chia seeds, twice per day.