is so much written on chia seeds and its benefits, as a food engineer and a
researcher I believe it is common duty to check what is really true on chia
seeds. Why is it called a superfood and which scientific claims on chia and
its benefits are really true? The following are my findings of
true facts of the benefits of chia seeds:
Chia and omega 3 and
seeds are definitely has a positive impact on your omega-3 and 6 fatty
is very important because these acids lower the risk of cardiovascular
diseases, cancer prevention, and reduce cortisol levels
is found that chia seeds is an excellent complete protein source. This near
perfect amino acid profile that your body can make fully use of the protein
in the seeds. Protein is very important for all sorts of benefits for
health. People focused on losing weight or controlling their weight are
directly connected to their protein intake.
is a disease in which the body is unable to produce insulin resulting in
high blood glucose levels. Diabetes is a leading cause of heart failure and
stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations. Eating chia seeds result
in lower insulin levels, lower blood sugar and a reduced body fat
benefiting especially diabetes type 2 patients.
modern day’s life, losing weight has become a mayor issue. Obesity causes
very serious deceases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some
cancers. Chia seeds thru its fiber and its unique ability to form a gel
proves to be a significant help in make you feel full and losing weight.
Reducing Belly Fat
fat belly is not by definition very esthetical it is also harmful for your system.
Belly fat increases insulin resistance which cause high cholesterol,
diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Chia seeds thru it fiber
creating a highly viscous gel prolongs the release sugars from the food
resulting in more energy and less food cravings.
seeds is definitely one of the world’s best sources of several important
nutrients, calorie for calorie.
is successful in several different ways such as reducing chances of colon
cancer, lowering the risk of heart disease, improving the body’s
metabolism, which implies high blood pressure, high insulin level and risk
of diabetes. Fiber stabilizes the body’s process of breaking down the foods
into sugars, which result in more stable blood sugars. Fibers also makes us
feel full making us eat less. Since an average American eats only 15 grams
of dietary fiber a day while his daily need his 30 – 35 grams, chia seeds
provide an easy source of daily dietary fiber need.
different studies show that chia seeds have a positive effect in a
reduction in serum triglyceride levels directly and also indirectly thru
its high content of fibers.
disease CVD and heart health
heart disease is a very important and ever growing cause for death and both
the United States and Europe. The intake of chia seeds has a positive
impact on coronary heart disease in different ways. First, thru its fiber
it has a positive impact on the metabolic syndrome, besides the fiber, chia
seeds contain the highest concentration of omega-3 alpha-linolenic which
has a direct impact on your cardiovascular health. Chia seeds also enjoy a
thinning effect on blood and enjoy a low glycemic index. Several different
studies show that chia seeds also reduce blood pressure and lower lowering
triglyceride cholesterol, total LDL and increase healthy cholesterol.