The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are native to South America and have been part of the Aztec and Mayan diet for hundreds of years. In recent years, the natural health foods community has become very much interested in this ancient superfood for its powerful health benefits.

Chia seeds are very rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and provide energy, strength, and endurance, making them a favored health food among runners and other athletes. They’re naturally gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and very easy to digest – even in raw, whole form. Chia is also a complete source of protein, containing twice the amount of any other seed or grain.

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids, making them great for reducing inflammation and enhancing cognitive performance. They’re also very high in fiber – 2 tablespoons contain 10 grams of fiber, which is one-third of the daily recommended…

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