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Chia Seeds have been around since 1500 B.C., and only recently, have they started to regain popularity. And rightly so. 'New' health foods seem to pop up every few months claiming all sort of health benefits. During these times where health is exploding exponentially from year to year, chia is one health food that is well deserving of the spot light. Read on to discover why chia seeds can be an easy addition to your diet.
5 Reasons why you want to eat Chia Seeds:
1. Omega 3's
Chia seeds have an incredible amount of essential fatty acids, especially considering their size. With a 1 oz serving, you get an outstanding 5000mg of omega 3's!
Chia seeds also have a high fiber content of 11 grams per 1 oz serving. Great for feeling fuller longer and slowing the release of sugar into the blood stream, thus keeping your energy levels stable.
Chia seeds provide 5 grams of protein per 2 tbsp. A simple way to add protein to your morning oatmeal or shake.
Chia seeds also provide a bounty of vitamins and minerals, and as such, provides the body with a solid dose of antioxidants to help combat the high oxidative stress your body is constantly battling.
5. Weight Loss
Among the many benefits are weight loss. One reason is the low glycemic load of chia - meaning that it does not spike blood glucose and thus no insulin spike occurs, which would otherwise drive glucose into your cells at a faster rate, resulting in an increased conversion to triglycerides - which is then stored in adipocytes (fat cells).
Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer
The current school cafeterias out there are filled with essentially, junk food! So many parents opt to pack their child's lunch & snacks for the day. Unfortunately, due to a strong media source, parents are often lead to believe that the choices of snacks that they pack for their children are not healthy at all, being loaded with sugar! The #1 thing you should always aim to avoid!
Here is an excellent article depicting some unhealthy snacks to avoid feeding to your child and to yourself.
Vancouver Naturopath: Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer
Dr. Moyer Naturopath Vancouver