Chia seeds function
- Improve the digestive system. Chia seeds are the natural plant source of human Omega-3, fatty acids, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. It is the highest Omega-3 content of all plants, with significantly higher protein, lipid, dietary fiber and energy Used in other plants, it can prevent bowel cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer and other diseases, and improve the digestive system.
- To promote heart health, chia seeds contain up to 20% omega-3ALA. The omega-3ALA contained in chia seeds is especially important for heart health. Studies have shown that omega-3ALA can help lower cholesterol, maintain vascular function and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- To maintain weight, chia seeds are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and calcium. When chia seeds are added to the food, it will become mushy or swollen and cause satiety. This allows people to consume fewer calories per day and control weight, but still maintain energy and endurance.
Chia seeds are rich in human essential fatty acids α-linolenic acid, a variety of antioxidant active ingredients (chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, etc.), is a source of natural omega-3 fatty acids, and contains Rich in dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, etc.
According to survey statistics of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber is 20 to 35 g/day. And every 100g of chia seeds contains 30 to 40g of dietary fiber, which can reach the recommended daily diet for adults.
Chia seeds are rich in linolenic acid, which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid and a precursor of omega-3. The protein content of chia seeds is between 15 and 23%, which has a greater relationship with the growing area. Chia seeds have a higher protein content than traditional grains, wheat, and rice. It is worth mentioning that chia seed protein does not contain gluten, so it is a very good source of protein for people with gluten allergies. Chia seeds are a good source of B vitamins.