Chia seeds used to be a relatively unknown item only found in health food stores. Recently, they’ve started making their way into the mainstream, with many grocery stores carrying them. These seeds are harvested from the flowering plant in the mint family, mainly found in Mexico and Guatemala. They’re one of the oldest health foods on the planet, with the Aztecs and Mayans considering this a staple of their diet.
Find out all their amazing benefits, starting with…
#1: They deliver a huge amount of nutrients with minimal calories.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2. Mayan warriors even used to fuel up on these powerful seeds before battle!
For more of the best health benefits, including how it can help you lose weight, plus tips on how to eat them, read on! Don’t miss the video at the end where you’ll see some of the most delicious ways to enjoy these nutritious seeds!