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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Updated on December 9, 2012

Who whould of thought that Chia Seeds were so good for you?

Cha Cha Cha Chia! The Chia pet was a classic gag gift of the 80's. Who know that years later that the chia seed would make such a big comeback. This time it is not as a novelty gift, instead it is as a food.

Chia seeds have a ton of great health benefits. They are one of the most nutritionally dense foods known to man. Here you will learn more about the great health benefits of chia seeds and will also learn some great ways to add chia seeds to your diet.

Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds

What Are Chia Seeds

You may still be asking yourself, what are Chia seeds? Well, they are a seed that is native to South America and are pound for pound the most nutritious seed in the world. They are loaded with essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6, 9 and 18. Chia seeds are also a complete and easily digestible protein source.

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A few of the many health benefits of Chia Seeds

There are tons of reasons to add chia seeds to the diet. Here are just a few of their amazing health benefits.

  • Chia seeds are a complete plant based protein.
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal
  • The fiber in chia seeds are great for balancing your blood sugar
  • By weight, chia seeds contains more calcium than whole milk
  • Chia seeds are a great source of hearth healthy omega 3 fatty acids

Learn Just How Good For You Chia Seeds are

Watch first hand accounts of the benefits of chia seeds.

What is a serving size of Chia Seeds?

One tablespoon is considered to be a serving size for chia seeds.

Learn More About The Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Learn from the health experts about the benefits of Chia Seeds

The Original Chia Pet Commercial

I had to add this one just for fun. I always thought these things were so weird when I was a kid. Who would have thought that years later I would be eating these seeds.

Looking For A Retro Gag Gift, Check Out These Chia Pets

Chia Pets make a great gag gift. They are fun to grow at the office too.

Have you ever tried chia seeds?

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I've not yet tried chia seeds. Thanks for sharing the benefits. I appreciated this learning experience.

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      River_Rose 6 years ago

      Yes I have!

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