15 Reasons Why You Need to Eat More Chia Seeds (Number 8 is Amazing)

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7.  Mad About Manganese

Although manganese isn’t as well-known as calcium or omega-3 fatty acids, it is still super important to our health. Manganese is also vital for strong bones as well as helping your body use other nutrients such as thiamin and biotin. A single serving of chia seeds (about 28 grams) contains more than 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Find out more foods high in manganese.

 

8. Helps You Lose Weight

Many experts, as well as chia seed lovers, believe that chia seeds can help people lose weight. Chia seeds expand to 10 times their size when soaked in water, which means that eating them with a meal and drinking liquids will make them expand in your stomach as well. Since most of the fiber in chia seeds cannot be digested and makes your stomach empty more slowly, you should feel really full for a good long time after you consume them. Combining chia seeds with a healthy diet and exercise program can be a terrific addition to your weight loss efforts.

 

9.  Lowers Your Risk of Heart Disease

Since chia seeds are high in fiber, omega-3s, and protein, they can improve metabolic health. In one study, a diet loaded with soy protein, oats, nopal, and chia seeds were shown to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels, increase the good cholesterol in the body and reduce inflammation. Of course, consuming chia seeds alone won’t give you a strong, healthy heart or lower cholesterol levels, however, when chia seeds are added to an otherwise healthy diet and lifestyle program, they can be a super beneficial addition.

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