Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Contain a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6 fatty acids. Help ease digestion, can help aid in reducing inflammation, and improve joint health and skin tone.
High in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, rich source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
This is particularly impressive considering that this is just a single ounce, equalling 28 grams or about two tablespoons. This small amount supplies only 137 Calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate.
Interestingly, if you subtract the fiber — most of which doesn’t end up as usable calories for your body — chia seeds only contain 101 calories per ounce (28 grams).
This makes them one of the world's best sources of several important nutrients, calorie for calorie
Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
By weight, they’re about 14% protein, which is very high compared to most plants.
The High Fiber and Protein Content in Chia Seeds May Help You Lose Weight
Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Chia Seeds May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Chia Seeds May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
They May Reduce Chronic Inflammation