Chia Seeds - Black 1 lb (Raw, 100% Organic)
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods we know on the planet right now. Chia seeds are small but mighty. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients that have important benefits for your body and brain.
Health benefits of chia seeds are supported by science.
Chia seeds were an important food for the Mayans back in the day. Maya are indigenous people of Mexico and Central America and they consumed for their ability to provide sustainable energy. In fact, "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for "strength".
Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, chia seeds became recognized as a modern-day superfood only in recent years.
In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health conscious people all over the world for their numerous super nutrition.
A one-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 RDI.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
- They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.
This is particularly impressive considering that this is just a single ounce, equaling 28 grams or two tablespoons. This small amount supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate.
Interestingly, if you minus the fiber — most of which doesn’t end up as usable calories for your body — chia seeds only contain 101 calories per ounce (28 grams).
This makes them one of the world's best sources of several important nutrients, calorie for calorie, Seeds, chia seeds, dried Nutrition Facts & Calories.
Main Benefits of Chia Seed
Boost Energy (High Protein)
Loose Weight Normally
Build Stronger Bones
Improve Brain Function With Omega-3
Support Dental Health
Prevent Breast and Cervical Cancer
Help Raise HDL Cholesterol, the "Good" Cholesterol