15 Side Effects and Benefits of Chia Seeds – Astute News

help the body to retain fluids and electrolytes
are a source of boron, which supports the absorption of calcium
slow the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar
help to build muscle and other tissues
promote healthy skin
reduce the signs of aging
support the heart
are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids
While chia seeds have health effects similar to the mighty flax seed, chia offers some important benefits over flax seeds. They don’t have to be ground prior to use, and they don’t go rancid so quickly. In fact, because of the high levels of antioxidants they contain, chia seeds are claimed to last up to two years without any refrigeration. Gram for gram, chia seeds contain more fiber, protein, omega-3 and antioxidants than flax.

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