Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia SeedsDid you know they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and FIBRE! (THOSE STRUGGLING WITH DIGESTION, REGULAR TOILET BREAKS.. AND THOSE LOOKING FOR GENERAL EXTRA HEALTH HAVE A READ:

They feature a perfect balance of essential fatty acids 30% of chia seed oil is omega -3 oil, and 60% is Omega -6 oil!

Studies also show that eating chia seeds slow down our bodies conversion of carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This is great for preventing spikes in blood sugar, whether you are a diabetic or not.

Chia seeds are also highly hydrophilic, capable of absorbing 10X their weight in water, and a great way to help keeping bodies hydrated (they expand in your digestive system therefore catching the water/fluid you are containing and help utilise to keep you hydrated! Wow !

So add chia seeds to your salads, vegies they look like little black seeds but don’t really have much taste to them. I use them in my salads, just adds a bit of crunch really !

Kayla Leibhardt