Top 5 Benefits of Chia Seeds
It’s National Chia Day on March 23rd! Great new for all you Chia loving health foodies, and if this is the first time you’re hearing about chia seeds than let us fill you in on why you should be celebrating them on March 23rd and all their health benefits.
1. Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin
Everyone has a skin regime they swear by and we are all looking to perfect the “no makeup look” makeup. While we aren’t saying ditch your creams and serums, we are saying that one way to get better healthy skin can come from eating chia seeds, or foods that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants speeds up the skin’s repair system, reduce inflammation, and help to prevent future damages to the skin.
2. Chia Seeds Support a Healthy Stomach
When you are looking for new ways to add fiber into your diet chia seeds are a great way to do so! Great for breakfast food because it will fill you up and add extra fiber to your morning diet. A few of our favorite chia seed recipes are Blueberry Oatmeal Chia Seed Muffins, Blood Orange-Chia Pudding, Fruit-On-The-Bottom Yogurt Cups, and Vegan Peach, Oat & Chia Smoothie.
3. Boost Your Energy
For an extra added boost of energy in your life, incorporate chia seeds into your diet! Especially for days when you are trying to avoid drinking coffee, using chia seeds as an alternative can help give you the kick your morning needs. Consuming chia seeds before a workout has been found to help give you more energy and focus for your work out than consuming drinks such as Gatorade.
4. Better Dental Health
Chia seeds are high in calcium and zinc making them perfect for better dental health! Calcium helps to keep your teeth strong and healthy and zinc helps to prevent bad breath by preventing plaque build up on your teeth. Who knew eating healthy would end up giving you a Hollywood smile? No cameras please, our chia seeds and we need some space.
5. Small but Mighty
Chia seeds might be small, but they are powerful! Chia seeds are 14% protein per seed. This means eating chia seeds is a great way to add in extra protein to your diet, especially if you are considering changing to a plant based diet. Due to high protein levels that means they will also fill you up and you won’t be left with nighttime cravings while you watch The Bachelor, maybe just a glass of wine, but red wine has antioxidants in it, so technically it’s like eating more chia pudding.
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