They are the most abundant plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). They contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have significant benefits for people with diabetes.
They are easier to digest than flax seeds and don’t need to be ground up.
The mild, nutty flavour of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yoghurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be combined with water and made into a gel.
Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
They can also help your diet by making you feel full. Because they absorb ten times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.