Physical Well Being with Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds Equal to Physical Well Being

Chia Seeds Equal to Physical Well Being

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Chia seeds have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their high nutritional value and alleged health benefits.

Physical Well Being with Chia Seeds

A few exemplary benefits are listed below:

 

  1. Increased Blood Levels of Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important for your body and brain, and Chia seeds are an excellent source of the omega-3 ALA. However, ALA needs to be converted into the active forms, such as EPA, before your body can use it. Studies in humans and animals have shown that chia seeds may raise blood levels of ALA up to 138% and EPA up to 39%.

 

  1. Chia Seeds help with Chronic Inflammation

We all know that inflammation is bad for the body overall. Chronic inflammation, often brought on by unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise, can wreak havoc on the body. Chia seeds are anti-inflammatory, and that means adding them to your diet helps fight cancer and other illnesses like heart disease.

 

  1. Chia Seeds are good for Bone Health

It’s kinda cool that this little powerhouse seed has so many nutrients like phosphorous, protein, and calcium. It’s the calcium in chia seeds that will benefit your bones. A controlled study indicated that bone health and density were improved when the diet was supplemented with chia seeds.

 

  1. Chia Seeds can reduce Heart Disease Risk

Heart disease is influenced by a lot of factors, including inflammation, extra body fat, and high blood pressure. Studies show that chia seeds can influence blood pressure levels, thus leading to better health. Exercise, eating healthy fruits and veggies, consuming only lean meats, and yes, eating chia seeds contribute to a better you.

 

  1. Chia Seeds may help with Weight Loss

Since chia seeds are high in protein and fiber, they are thought to be helpful with weight loss. Protein is known to reduce appetite and leave you feeling satisfied, which means less snacking on potentially unhealthy foods. If you are a snacker, read my post on healthy, high-protein snacks. The fiber in chia seeds can also help you to feel full.

 

  1. Improved Blood Sugar Control and Lower Blood Pressure

Having healthy blood sugar levels is crucial for optimal health.Animal studies demonstrate that chia seeds reduce insulin resistance and improve blood sugar control, which are important risk factors for metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.Human studies show that bread made with chia seeds causes a reduced blood sugar response compared to more traditional breads. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for chronic diseases, such as heart disease. Chia seeds and chia flour have both been found to lower blood pressure in individuals who already have elevated levels.

 

  1. Increased Fiber Intake

Most people don’t consume enough fiber. High fiber intake is linked to improved gut health and a lower risk of numerous diseases. A single ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds provides 11 grams of fiber, which is 29% and 44% of the RDI for men and women, respectively.Due to their extraordinary water-absorbing capacity, chia seeds increase the volume of foods in your digestive tract, leading to increased fullness and decreased food intake.

 

Conclusion

 

Chia seeds are very rich in fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.They have been linked to improvement in risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, as well as benefits for digestion and gut health. Chia seeds being really easy to incorporate into a healthy diet, is highly recommended by most doctors and nutritionist, especially during the summer.

 

Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at info@localhost


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