Chia Seed Benefits for Your Brain and Body!

So you’ve probably seen and heard a lot about chia seeds, but do you know how they benefit the brain and the body?

  1. They deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories
  2. Loaded with antioxidants
  3. Almost all of their carbs are fiber
  4. High in quality protein
  5. Due to the high fiber and protein they should be able to help you lose weight by keeping you full longer
  6. High in Omega-3 Fatty acids
  7. May lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  8. High in bone nutrients
  9. Cause major improvements for type 2 diabetes
  10. Improves exercise performance

These seeds are so tiny and can be sprinkled on anything! Try sprinkling them on some greek yogurt or adding them into a smoothie. Since they don’t have much of a taste, throwing a spoonful into whatever you’re making for dinner is an option too!

Check out the previous blog post on Paleo Pudding: http://www.chasingnirvanayoga.com/new-blog/2014/8/6/paleo-pudding?rq=chia  

Take a look at this article from Authority Nutrition for a quick read on all of the benefits these tiny seeds provide! http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/