8. 1 ounce of Chia uses 2.8% of the calories in a 2000
calorie diet. The full daily servings only add up to 139 calories
7. Chia Seeds are high in calcium and naturally have
boron in them which tranfers the calcium into your
6. Chia Seeds fill you up - When they come in contact
with water, pudding, juice, yogurt etc. they grow to 9x
their size and they slow down the absorbtion of carbs to
control the appetite
Chia Seeds are very good for a Raw Food
Diet because they are high in protein, calcium,
omega 3 and 6 and don't need to be cooked. Unlike Flax
Seed, you do not have to ground up Chia Seeds when
you make a smoothie.
4. Chia Seeds are great for workouts. Prior to a run or athletic
event which you need to hydrate, Chia Seeds in a bottle of water
will help you hydrate. They will also help with protein to
do the event without cramping up. Chia is good for the
digestive system because it is a hydrophillic colloid.
3. Chia Seeds are high in Omega 3 - 1 oz of Chia Seeds
has 4915mg of Omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are loaded with
protein which is great for healthy skin, hair, and nails
Chia Seeds are high in calcium and naturally have
Boron in them which tranfers the calcium into your
2. Chia Seeds are good for lowering cholesterol - Chia seed
supplies fiber in 2 forms: insoluble (won't dissolve
in water) from its outer coat and soluble fiber
(will dissolve in water) from its inner shell. Soluble
fiber has been found helpful in lowering cholesterol and
diabetes. Also the omega 3 and 6 has been shown to help.
1. Chia Seeds are good for a Diabetic - 1 oz of Chia Seeds
has a Glycemic Index of 1. Champion Triathletes use them.
When you run 100 miles you
better be efficient in what you eat.
I know because I have run marathons and you need to
have the energy to burn the calories.
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Chia Seeds are low calorie and have a low Glycemic load. Glycemic load is a system of ranking carbohydrate foods based on how much they raise blood glucose levels that combines the GI value and the carbohydrate content of an average serving of a food, of a meal, or of a day’s worth of food.
Food - ounces -grams -GI
Chia seeds 1oz 28grams 1
slice 28grams 5
Black 28 grams
Mature Seeds Raw
Cakes, 28 grams 16
brown rice, Multigrain
Chia Seeds have only 139 calories for an ounce serving and have a 1GI for diabetics. See more nutritional stats about chia seeds at calorie count.about.com