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What Are the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds?

Benefits of Chia Seeds

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  • Chia seeds are a quick and easy-to-use source of protein, healthy fats, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants
  • The benefits of chia seeds mainly come from its high omega-3 content, which may help in the prevention of numerous diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions
  • Chia seeds also contain high amounts of phytochemicals and flavonoids, which can help in cancer and autoimmune disease prevention
  • Chia seeds may promote weight loss and reduce your risk of chronic disease
  • Try chia seeds as a pudding, a topping, a spread or even in place of breadcrumbs on meat and fish

By Dr. Mercola

It wasn't long ago when chia seeds were most well known for being spread onto animal-shaped terra-cotta pottery and growing into green "ch-ch-ch-chia" pets, with the lush greenery filling in for fur. However, those tiny chia seeds are useful for far more than making novelty items; they're incredibly beneficial for your health.

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