Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Benefits of Chia Seed, Superfoods that Fight Various Diseases

Chia seeds are the tiny seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant, a type of mint plant. The color of chia seeds varies: black, gray, to black with white spots. It is oval in shape with a size of about 1-2 millimeters (mm).

In Indonesia, you can get chia seeds in supermarkets and specialty shops that sell healthy food ingredients. Well, really, what is the nutritional content in chia seeds that are classified as super foods or super foods, and what are the benefits for health?

The nutritional content of chia seeds
Chia seeds have a lot of nutritional content that can provide benefits for the health of the body. Here are the nutritional content that you can get from 100 grams of chia seeds:

Water: 6.96 grams
Energy: 534 kcal
Protein: 18.29 grams
Fat: 42.16 grams
Fiber: 27.3 grams
Calcium 255 milligrams (mg)
Iron: 5.73 mg
Magnesium: 392 mg
Phosphorus: 642 mg
Potassium: 813 mg
Sodium: 30 mg
Zinc: 4.34 mg
Copper: 1.22 mg
Selenium: 25.4 micrograms
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C): 0.6 mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 0.161 mg
Niacin (Vitamin B3): 3.08 mg
Vitamin B6: 0.473
Folate: 87 micrograms
Not only that, chia seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids, various antioxidants, and minerals.

Health benefits of chia seeds
Various nutritional content that you find in chia seeds can actually provide health benefits such as the following:

Prevents cell damage
Chia seeds are foods that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to fight the production of free radicals in the body that can cause oxidative stress. When it occurs continuously, oxidative stress can cause molecular damage to cells and accelerate aging.

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds - Not only that, oxidative stress also triggers cancer. Therefore, the antioxidant content in chia seeds has the benefit of preventing cell damage, so you can also prevent the aging process from being too fast and the risk of cancer.

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