Chia Seeds

by Elana Garay

Chia seeds are. These seeds come from Salvia hispanica plant in Mexico. Chia seeds can be eaten raw or prepared, both ways still provide the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients which is why they are healthy.
“Chia seeds are a good source of calcium and phosphorus, and a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese. The seeds are packed with protein, complex carbohydrates (good carbs), essential fats, various vitamins like B vitamins and minerals like calcium, copper, zinc, etc. They are high in antioxidants which strengthen the immune system and keep you disease-free”, according to the seeds guide website.
Due to the nutrients from chia seeds, there are health benefits. “The amount of calcium found in chia seeds is considered to be higher than what is found in skimmed milk. Therefore, having a handful of chia seeds daily is recommended to eliminate calcium deficiency. Calcium is needed for improved bodily functions and for bone and dental health as well, helping to reduce osteoporosis, joint weakness, and general body flexibility…
Chia seeds are considered as heart-friendly food. The reason is that they are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids in the vegetarian world”, stated from organic facts website. Chia seeds are a great addition into a diet.