Chia has been present for more than thousands of years. Its seeds were the primary food source of ancient Aztecs and nowadays, they are grown worldwide, from Mexico, Argentina, and Ecuador to Guatemala and Bolivia. They are rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
The Medicinal Properties of Chia Seeds
These seeds have more calcium than dairy products and one ounce supplies you with 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium for adults. They also contains other nutrients that are crucial for the health of the bones, that is, magnesium, protein, and phosphorus.
Treatment of Depression
According to a study, those who consumed more ALA than those who did not experienced fewer depression symptoms.
Treatment of Cancer
Chia seeds contain ALA or alpha lineic acid which is an omega-3 fatty acid. This acid reduced the growth of cancerous cells in cervical and breast cancer.
Better the digestion
As they are rich in fiber, 100 grams of Chia seeds supply you with 40 grams of fiber. Fiber is necessary for a proper digestion and prevention of constipation. It also offers relief from bowel inflammation, irritability, and high cholesterol management.
Balance the blood sugar levels
Chia seeds are known to decrease insulin resistance and abnormal levels of insulin in the body.
Reduce arthritis pain
Since they posses anti-inflammatory characteristics, chia seeds make the perfect natural remedy for arthritis patients, that is, their consumption can lower the pain and discomfort caused by the disease.
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