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What are the health benefits of chia seed?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

Some of the health benefits of Chia seeds include:

  • Decrease in blood pressure and c-reactive protein (an inflammation marker) in people who have Type 2 Diabetes
  • Decrease in Total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Triglycerides
  • Increase in HDL (good) cholesterol
  • They might also help with our sleep-wake cycle
Used by the Aztecs as their main energy source, chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and protein and may decrease inflammation. Plus, many people claim that chia's fiber keeps them from overeating by making them feel fuller longer.
 

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