Amima’s Kitchen Chia Seeds Loaded With Nutrients | High in Omega-3 Fats, -125g
This is a Vegetarian product.
An ounce of chia seeds (about 2 tablespoons) contains 138 calories, 10 grams of fiber, 9 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein, as well as 17 percent of your daily calcium needs, 12 percent of your iron and 23 percent of your magnesium. As for flavor, there isn’t much, so you won’t really notice ‘em in your food, except for the little bit of crunch and bump they add to the texture. Yep, we eat these guys for health, not flavor.
Eating chia seeds is perhaps the easiest way to get omega-3 fatty acids, which are super important to brain health. A single one-ounce serving contains 5 grams of omega-3’s — and you don’t have to grind chia seeds (like you would flaxseeds) or cook ‘em (like you would salmon).
Get your chia seeds a little wet, and you’ll see them turn into a kind of gel. This is the soluble fiber going to work. Soluble fiber bulks up stool, feeds friendly bacteria in the gut and helps slow digestion to make you feel satisfied. It also helps manage blood sugar. A serving of chia seeds provides a third of your daily fiber. (Um, caution here: An ounce of chia seeds will do you. More than that may bring revenge on your bowels.)
Back off, osteoporosis! Chia seeds are friends to those with bone issues, thanks to their high calcium, phosphorus and manganese content.