Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica), also called Salba chia or Mexican chia, are the edible seeds of a flowering plant from the mint family. The seeds have medicinal applications.
These nutrients help provide many significant health benefits.
Antioxidants found in chia seeds can help to fight free radicals in your body and reduce your risk of developing many health issues associated with free radicals, including heart disease, cognitive decline, and certain types of cancer.
The seeds also high in fiber, which can help to lower high blood pressure and, in turn, reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Research has also found that bread containing chia seeds triggers a lower blood sugar response than traditional bread, which helps to prevent high blood sugar levels.
A 1-ounce serving of chia seeds has 39% of your recommended daily allowance of fiber. Chia seeds have several nutrients that are vital for bone health, including magnesium and phosphorus. A single ounce of the seeds also contains 18% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium, which is vital for healthy bone, muscle, and nerve functioning. When compared gram for gram, chia seeds have more calcium than dairy products.