There has been a growing awareness of the vital link between diet and good overall health. Recent research shows that chia seeds may help decrease your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, reports Doctor's Health Press on Dec. 30, 2013. Tasty little chia seeds are added to breads, baked goods, soups, and entrées.
These pleasant tasting crunchy seeds have been enjoyed by the people of Mexico and Guatemala for centuries.
Chia seeds have become very popular primarily due to reports in the press dealing with the many beneficial substances which are found in these seeds. Chia seeds are very high in protein and lack the often high-fat content of animal food sources of protein. Eating chia seeds also offers you a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and many important vitamins and minerals.
Because chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, consuming them may help lower the risk for heart disease and may also play an important role in preventing cancer. Chia seeds may also have a normalizing effect on insulin resistance, therefore helping with the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Oz writes that chia seeds are “super” because, like a superfruit, these seeds deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with a minimum amount of calories. Chia seeds have several of the same benefits as the more well-known “super seed” flax. However, unlike flax seed, you don’t have to grind them to gain the health benefits. Fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants and even protein are present in chia seeds. Eating chia seeds is clearly a very tasty way to help yourself maintain good health. Dr Harold Mandel Online sells chia seeds from Amazon.