According to a report, published in Diabetes Care in 2007, a study involving 20 people with type 2 diabetes found that 12 weeks of treatment with chia help to reduce systolic blood pressure and inflammation.
This has led scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.
They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don’t need to be ground up.
2. Keeps the stomach feeling full
Chia seeds help one with dieting as it makes one feel full for a long period of time after eating. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, thus forming a bulky gel.
Hydration for athletes
They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can assist in the hydration of the body.
4. Reduces blood pressure
People use chia seed for high blood pressure and for generally reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease). They are said to lower total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol, and raise good HDL cholesterol.
5. Nutrient Content
Chia seeds are regarded as one of the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, chia seeds are reputed to contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
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