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What Are the Benefits of Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are loaded with healthy benefits, which makes them considered a “superfood.”

A one ounce (28 g) serving of chia seeds contain 9 percent of the recommended daily value of protein, 13 percent of oil and 42 percent of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber.

Chia is a rich source of essential minerals including phosphorous and manganese as well as calcium and trace amounts of sodium and potassium, which all keep vital organs functioning properly.

Chia seeds also contain healthy antioxidants, including caffeic and chlorogenic acids, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol, which may prevent cellular damage.

The chia seed is a rich source of Omega-3, and in fact has more Omega-3 than flax seed. Omega-3 fatty acids support brain and heart function, promote healthy skin and hair and may prevent and treat certain mild types of depression.

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