benefits of chia seeds

Benefits of Chia Seeds

Benefits of Chia Seeds from Mamma Chia

The benefits of chia seeds are not widely known by most people, but chia is one of the “world’s healthiest whole foods” so incorporate these tiny and powerful seeds into your diet every day.  The health benefits of chia seeds range from heart health to hydration.

What are Omega-3s?

Omega-3s are a polyunsaturated fat and considered an essential fatty acid because they cannot be manufactured by the body.  We must consume foods high in Omega-3s to balance our intake of Omega-6 and Omega-9, which the western diet tends to exaggerate.

Dietary Fiber

Chia seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can aid in digestion.

Complete Protein

A complete protein (or whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans.  Protein also helps you feel more satisfied after a meal.

Vitamins and Minerals

Beyond Omega-3s, fiber and protein, chia seeds also have calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.


When chia seeds are placed in water, they can swell up to 12x their normal size.  This means that you’ll reap the benefits of that additional H2O when you eat them, thus helping you stay hydrated for a longer period of time.

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