Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants and they provide fibre, iron and calcium said Medical News Today.
The health site continued: “Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the ‘good’ cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
“Chia seeds contain 131 calories, 8.4 grams of fat, 13.07 grams of carbohydrates, 11.2 grams of fibre, 5.6 grams of protein and no sugar.
“Eating one ounce or 28.3 grams of chia seeds provides 18 percent of daily calcium needs, 27 percent of phosphorus, 30 percent of manganese and smaller amounts of potassium and calcium.”
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