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The Many Benefits of Chia Seeds

You may have heard of chia seeds before, but you may not be aware of all the amazing health benefits that they offer. Chia seeds are abundant in essential fatty acids and are also an excellent source of fiber. In addition, chia seeds are a good source of protein and antioxidants. Let's take a closer look at some of the specific benefits that chia seeds can offer.

Chia Seeds and Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids are important for maintaining heart health and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Chia seeds are a good plant-based source of essential fatty acids. In fact, chia seeds contain more essential fatty acids than flaxseeds. One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains about 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia Seeds and Fiber

Chia seeds are also a good source of fiber. In fact, they contain more fiber than flaxseeds. Fiber is important for digestive health and can also help lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains 10 grams of fiber.

Chia Seeds and Protein

Chia seeds are also a good source of protein. One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains 4 grams of protein. Protein is important for cell growth and repair, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones.

Chia Seeds and Antioxidants

Chia seeds contain antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge harmful toxins known as free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains about 1 gram of antioxidants.

Culinary Uses for Chia Seeds

One of the great things about chia seeds is that they can be added to a variety of different dishes. They can be sprinkled on yogurt or cereal, added to smoothies or used in baking. You can even make a type of pudding with chia seeds by adding them to milk or nondairy milk and letting them sit for a few minutes until they expand and thicken.

In Summary:

As you can see, there are many reasons to add chia seeds to your diet. They are a good source of essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They are also easy to add to a variety of different dishes. If you're looking for a nutritious addition to your diet, look no further than chia seeds!

Suggested Usage: NOW Real Food® Organic Black Chia Seeds are a tasty treat with a mild flavor that can be eaten on their own or added to many of your favorite recipes. They’re also an excellent topping for salads, yogurts, puddings, oatmeal and more.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (12g)

Servings Per Container: About 28

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 50

Total Fat 3.5g 4%*

Saturated Fat 0g 0%*

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%*

Sodium 0mg 0%*

Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%*

Dietary Fiber 4g 14%*

Total Sugars 0g

Includes 0g Added Sugars 0g 0%*

Protein 2g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%*

Calcium 67mg 6%*

Iron 0.8,g 4%*

Potassium 93mg 2%*

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients: Organic Black Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica).

Naturally occurring fatty acids (example) (per serving)** Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Alpha Linolenic Acid) 2.2 g (2,200 mg) Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid) 0.7 g (700 mg) **subject to natural variability

Fresher ingredients simply taste better, which is why this product is packaged using NOW Fresh Fill Technology to maximize flavor and freshness.

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Packaged in a peanut-free facility that processes tree nuts.

Packaged and quality tested in the USA.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Certified Organic by QAI.


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