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Chia Seeds have numerious benefits to humans. The seeds are one of the highest known vegetable sources of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6).

 Chia seeds slow down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested and then assimilated into the body. The soluble fiber helps to stabilize blood glucose levels resulting in steady, sustained energy. They are a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats and fiber. Athletes have reported that Chia seeds help them perform at optimal levels for much longer periods of time.

 

 

 A number of arthritis sufferers have reported reduced pain and inflammation after a few weeks of taking Chia seeds. The high concentration of omega-3 helps to lubricate joints and keep them supple. A number of arthritis sufferers have reported reduced pain and inflammation after a few weeks of taking Chia seeds. Besides essential fatty acids (EFAs), Chia seeds also provide fiber, iron, calcium, niacin, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. EFAs are known to make cell membranes more flexible and efficient making nutrients more readily available and nerve transmission more efficient. That helps to improve brain function (including memory and concentration).

 



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