7. Good source of ‘good’ carbs
Carbohydrates are important, and almost all of the carbohydrates within chia seeds are fiber. Out of the 12 grams of carbohydrates in an ounce of chia seeds, 11 are actually fiber. This means that the seeds won’t raise your blood sugar like other carbohydrate- heavy foods, while the large amount of fiber means that a significant amount of water is absorbed in the stomach, making you feel fuller for longer.
Given they’re 40% of fiber by weight, chia seeds are one of the very best sources of fiber you can find.