You will probably have heard health enthusiasts talk about chia seeds, and there’s nothing to be worried about – they aren’t complicated to prepare. They are simply small black seeds grown in South America that were a staple in the Aztec and Mayan diet. These seeds are great to eat as a snack or with a meal, and provide the body with a huge amount of nutrients to keep you healthy.
The following 10 benefits of chia seeds should prove enticing and intriguing enough for you to try them for yourself, and we hope that you do!
1. Chia seeds boost your energy
We all know that energy drinks really aren’t great for us, but sometimes we just need a boost of energy so we can get that workout done. Did you know, however, that energy drinks loaded with carbohydrates can simply be replaced with chia seeds?
These simple little seeds are packed full of antioxidants, proteins, Omega 3 fats, vitamins and minerals, all of which according to a new study, provide a performance boost on the same level as an energy drink. The research found that eating chia seeds enhanced exercise performance that lasted 90 minutes, in the same way a sports drink can, but minus the sugar! Amazing stuff and a great reason to make the switch.