The word, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” Don’t be fooled by the size… these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
•Fiber: 11 grams. •Protein: 4 grams. •Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s). •Calcium: 18% of the RDA. •Manganese: 30% of the RDA. •Magnesium: 30% of the RDA. •Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA. •They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
This is particularly impressive when you consider that this is just a single ounce, which supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate! To top things off, chia seeds are a “whole grain” food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Chia seeds are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3s in chia seeds are great for helping reduce inflammation, and can greatly enhance ones’ cognitive abilities and performance.
Help joints. Those same omega-3s help control inflammation within the body: Dogs with osteoarthritis experience improved mobility and reduced pain in their joints with a regular daily dose from chia seeds.
Great for digestion. Just when you thought they were all about the omegas, chia seeds bust out the fiber–an essential part of keeping a dog’s digestion train chugging along and absorbing important nutrients along the way.
Good for their bones. They have more calcium than whole milk. Combined with phosphorus, these minerals aid in bone development as well as healthy bone maintenance.
Which is why you will find Chi Seeds in, Super Fydo Mega
Fiber is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons.
Antioxidants: Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life.
Minerals Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
Gluten-Free Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.