1. Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds.
2. Chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming yucky. And, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body.
3. Chia seeds provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
4. When added to water and allowed to sit 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. (research suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar).
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