Benefits of Chia Seeds

6 Benefits of Chia Seeds

In celebration of National Chia Day we have shared 6 wonderful health benefits of chia seeds and why you should include them into your daily diet. Chia seeds may be small in size but they are packed full of nutrients and provide various health benefits. Not to mention, they are also gluten free and suitable for vegan diets.

6 Benefits of Chia Seeds

1. Great Source of Fibre
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Dietary fibre is an important part of your diet, but for many of us we simply are not getting enough. Fibre aids your digestive system and also helps to control weight management as foods high in fibre make you feel full up for longer, helping you resist the urge to snack during the day. Our Whole Chia Seeds provide you with 5g of fibre per every 20g serving; making Chia seeds a great source of fibre for your body.⁣⁣
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2. Packed with Protein
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Chia seeds are a fantastic source of protein, especially for those following a vegan or vegetarian diet. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass but also helps to slowly release energy throughout the day. Add some Chia to your porridge or granola to enjoy the slow release of energy from this high protein seed. Just one 20g serving of Linwoods Milled Chia Seeds provides 4g of protein.⁣⁣

3. Source of Calcium for Strong Teeth and Bones⁣⁣
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As well as being a good source of protein and fibre, a 20g serving of Linwoods Whole Chia Seed provides you with 9% of your Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) of calcium. Calcium is important for the body to help build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. This is particularly important with children whose bodies are still developing.

4. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Chia seeds are an excellent source of nutrients some of which include potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc. For example, just one 20g serving of Linwoods Milled Chia contains 20% RDA of phosphorus which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.

5. High in Omega 3 (ALA)
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Chia seed is one of the highest natural sources of omega 3 ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid). This is an essential fatty acid which our body does not produce and therefore must be obtained through our food. omega 3 (ALA) also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. ⁣⁣
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6. Reduce Tiredness and Fatigue
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Chia seeds also provide Iron which plays an important role in helping blood carry oxygen around the body to your cells. It is important to ensure you are getting enough iron into your diet on a daily basis to avoid feeling tired and fatigued as the day progresses.⁣⁣
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