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If you’re seeking an easy way to add protein, fiber, healthy fat, and minerals to your diet, look no further than the humble chia seed. The nutritional numbers support their reputation as a healthful addition to the diet. One ounce of chia seeds—about three tablespoons—contains 140 calories, plus:
With this much fiber and calcium, chia seeds provide more than a third of your daily fiber needs and nearly 20% of your daily calcium needs in a single serving. The 4 grams of hunger-quashing protein add to chia’s nutritional offerings.
Our bodies do not make omega-3 fats, so we must get them from food. And having more omega-3s in the diet is linked with good health, and with lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. This is where chia seeds come into the picture: more than half of the fat in chia seeds is alpha-linolenic acid, a beneficial, omega-3 fat.
You’ll find chia seeds in the bulk section of your natural grocery store, and in the health food section of your regular supermarket. If you’re ready to give chia seeds a try, there’s no shortage of creative ways to work them into your diet. Chia seeds are tasteless, and slip into other foods and beverages easily without altering flavor.
|Supplement Facts |
Serving Size: 3 tablespoons (30 g)
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories From Fat||80|
|Total Fat||9 g||13%*|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%*|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||7 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||11 g||3%*|
|Dietary Fiber||11 g||44%*|
|Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid)||4900 mg||**|
|Omega-6 (linoleic acid)||1860 mg||**|
|Omega-9 (oleic acid)||690 mg||**|
|*Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. |
**Daily Value (DV) not established.