Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Chia Seeds Healthbenefits:


Chia Seed Health Benefits,
by Stephanie B.
(Registered Dietitian, Food and Nutrition Marketing at Chosen Foods)

"Chia is a hot, recently rediscovered nutrient powerhouse. With double the fiber, double the protein, and over 500 mg more omega-3s than ground flax.

*According to research, chia can increase the fullness, decrease caloric intake, and promote weight loss. Drinking chia about twenty minutes before a meal causes the brain to send a hormonal trigger to the brain, signaling fullness."

"Whole-grain chia seeds are loaded omega-3 fatty acids, and they have among the highest antioxidant activity of any whole food -- even more than fresh blueberries. And they do good stuff for the body, like keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control.”