undefined undefinedGetty Images Chia seeds are all over Instagram these days—in everything from puddings to smoothies. With good reason, too. These small black seeds, responsible for a flowering plant in the mint family called salvia hispanica, are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein (four grams per one-ounce serving) and omega-3 fatty acids, per the USDA. Plus, the nutrient-rich seed is loaded with 11 grams of fiber per serving, which can help with everything from weight loss to satiety. “Many Americans are falling short of the recommendations for fiber intake, and incorporating chia into snacks and recipes can be one step towards getting more fiber,” says Cara Harbstreet, RD, of Street Smart Nutrition. But can chia seeds really help me lose weight? All that fiber in chia seeds could certainly help. Increased fiber intake can help with weight-loss goals, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.Chia seeds are also a good source of … [Read more...] about Can Chia Seeds Really Help You Lose Weight?
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Saturday, March 02, 2019 by: Mary Miller Tags: ALA, alpha-linolenic acid, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, athletic performance, chia seeds, chronic inflammation, fiber, functional food, goodfood, goodhealth, healing foods, healthy seeds, heart health, immune system, inflammation, insulin sensitivity, nutrients, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, superfood, superfoods, supplements (Natural News) Don’t be fooled by the tiny chia seed. Despite its unassuming size, it packs a powerful punch – in terms of the beneficial nutrients it can deliver. Chia seeds are loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, magnesium, fiber, zinc, calcium, and many other nutrients. Start incorporating chia seeds into your diet and you can begin reaping a number of useful health benefits. Chia seeds were so revered by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations that the word “chia” was the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” They are so … [Read more...] about 7 ways chia seeds boost your health
Monday, January 14, 2019 by: Mary Miller Tags: antioxidants, chia seeds, functional food, goodfood, goodfoods, goodhealth, grains, grocery cures, healing foods, health benefits, health benefits of chia seeds, healthy seeds, heart health, high-fiber foods, inflammation, nutrients, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-3 sources, protein, superfood, weight management (Natural News) In ancient times, the Mayan and Aztec civilizations relied on chia seeds as a dietary staple. These days, chia seeds have taken their ranks among some of the world’s healthiest superfoods. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients, but they contain a minimal calorie content. If your pantry is in need of more nutrient-dense but affordable options, then look no further than the humble chia seed. Stock up on this superfood now to reap the full health benefits of chia seeds. In the Mayan language, the word “chia” means strength.” It was once believed that the consumption of chia seeds … [Read more...] about Why chia seeds, an ancient superfood, are worth having in your pantry
Thursday, January 03, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: chia, chia seeds, edible seeds, goodfood, healing foods, health benefits, Salvia hispanica, superfoods (Natural News) Chia seeds come from the chia plant (Salvia hispanica), which is a flowering plant native to Mexico and Guatemala. These seeds come in a mix of colors black, brown, and white and are about the same size as sesame seeds. They may be bland, but they have a nice crunchy texture. Chia seeds are healthy too; they provide the following health benefits: Chia seeds offer healthy fats: Having a good ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is essential for optimal health. If imbalances occur, it can result in chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and obesity. Chia seeds have more omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6 fatty acids, which is good because having too much omega-6 fatty acids can lead to various diseases. An ounce of these seeds provides 4,915 milligrams (mg) of omega-3s, which is three times as many as the … [Read more...] about What you need to know about chia seeds
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: goodfood, goodhealth, liver health, metabolic syndrome, NAFLD, natural medicine, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, omega-3s, superfoods (Natural News) It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – affects close to 100 million people and can affect even those who drink little or no alcohol. While anyone of any age can end up with this potentially fatal illness, people in their 40s or 50s who carry excess weight around their bellies are most at risk. This condition often goes hand-in-hand with metabolic syndrome, the precursor to type 2 diabetes, which is also associated with increased abdominal fat, impaired ability to process insulin effectively, high blood pressure and elevated levels of a type of fat called triglycerides in the blood. NAFLD is characterized by … [Read more...] about Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease