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Chia seeds were the main food for the Aztecs and Mayans for a long time. The plant grows along the banks of rivers in central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The annual herb is known as Salvia hispanica L, or is known as Salba or Chia; belonging to the family of mints.

Why are Chia seeds good for losing weight?

Small black and white seeds have a unique gel-forming effect. When you put Chia seeds in water, they grow, and the seeds form a covering gel around them; when you will feel full in the stomach for a long time. The gel itself does not have calories or taste. That’s why the seeds can be mixed with all kinds of foods.

Digestive Health

Chia is an extremely high fiber content, providing almost 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended intake of fiber throughout the day. Fiber is important for your body’s ability to balance insulin levels. Flax and chia seeds, can be a natural balancer of blood sugar because of the high content of fiber and healthy fats.

Heart Health

Chia seeds “ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and low blood pressure make it extremely useful for consuming heart health.” Also, turning oxidative stress, someone less develops atherosclerosis, when he or she regularly consumes chia seeds.

Make Stronger Bones

Only one ounce of chia seeds is about 18% of the recommended daily amount of calcium. Calcium is fundamental to bone health and helps maintain strength and weight of bones.

Chia also contains boron, which is another important nutrient for bone health. Boron helps the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus for healthy growth of bones and muscles.

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