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Chia and Your Health

Chia is one of the best, if not the best, functional food in the marketplace today here are just a few benefits.

Fiber

Chia contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, in total it’s about 28 to 32 percent, with the insoluble portion ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 percent.  Health benefits of fiber are: o Insoluble - reduced risk of breast and colon cancer o Soluble - reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers. o Fiber is important for gastrointestinal health! o Consumption of foods containing fiber has been associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. o Food rich in fiber produces a feeling of fullness with fewer calories which aide in a weight control. o Evidence for fiber’s role in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, the soluble fiber in chia, is effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids 

 Health benefits of consuming omega 3 fatty acids are: o A decrease in serum triglyceride and total cholesterol levels, with a potential increase or no effect on high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. o A potential reduction in the symptoms of hypertension, depression, joint pain and other rheumatoid problems. A reduction in the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), o Boosting the immune system, and offering protection from an array of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease. o In young children, omega-3 fatty acids also aid in neurological development.

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

 These two components have recently been recognized as being important to health. Health benefits of consuming antioxidants are: o Oxidative stress arising from the presence of free radicals is associated with a number of degenerative diseases that come with aging including: Cancer Cardiovascular disease Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Immune dysfunction Cataracts Macular degeneration Antioxidants have been shown to reduce oxidative stress, and help to prevent onset of these diseases. What else about chia makes it a great food?

Protein

Chia is a great source of protein. It contains approximately 20% or more protein. This is more than wheat which is around 14%. 
Copyright  2016 HipSnacks / www.Hipsnacks.com / New York, NY

Chia and Your Health

Chia is one of the best, if not the best, functional food in the marketplace today here are just a few benefits.

Fiber

Chia contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, in total it’s about 28 to 32 percent, with the insoluble portion ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 percent.  Health benefits of fiber are: o Insoluble - reduced risk of breast and colon cancer o Soluble - reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers. o Fiber is important for gastrointestinal health! o Consumption of foods containing fiber has been associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. o Food rich in fiber produces a feeling of fullness with fewer calories which aide in a weight control. o Evidence for fiber’s role in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, the soluble fiber in chia, is effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids 

 Health benefits of consuming omega 3 fatty acids are: o A decrease in serum triglyceride and total cholesterol levels, with a potential increase or no effect on high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. o A potential reduction in the symptoms of hypertension, depression, joint pain and other rheumatoid problems. A reduction in the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), o Boosting the immune system, and offering protection from an array of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease. o In young children, omega-3 fatty acids also aid in neurological development.

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

 These two components have recently been recognized as being important to health. Health benefits of consuming antioxidants are: o Oxidative stress arising from the presence of free radicals is associated with a number of degenerative diseases that come with aging including: Cancer Cardiovascular disease Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Immune dysfunction Cataracts Macular degeneration Antioxidants have been shown to reduce oxidative stress, and help to prevent onset of these diseases. What else about chia makes it a great food?

Protein

Chia is a great source of protein. It contains approximately 20% or more protein. This is more than wheat which is around 14%.