Chia Seed Facts:
PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 48
- ferulic acid
- caffeic acid
- vanillic acid
- p-coumaric acid
- hydroxycinnamic acids
- omega-3 (0.3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio)
- omega-6 (0.3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio)
- polyunsaturated fat
- essential amino acids
- complex carbohydrates
Potential Health Benefits
- powerful anti-inflammatory properties
- cardiovascular system health boost
- enhanced immune system function
- cholesterol lowering properties
- digestive system health boost
- blood glucose management
- bone & joint health boost
- anti-cancer properties
- energy boost
Potential Athletic Benefits
- Superior source for a well-rounded calorie intake for energy demands.
- Slow release of glucose into the blood stream making for a longer energy return after consumption.
- Powerful inflammation reduction for an overall increase in performance, endurance, and mental focus.
Glycemic Index Rank
<15 out of 100
|Low Glycemic||less than 55|
Food Sensitivity Rank
1 to 1 ratio
|Low for Fructose Sensitivity||less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)|
Chia seeds are a top reining superfood amoung athletes and health enthusiasts. They contain ample amounts of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and worth noting a small amount of protein. Chia seeds release their stored energy slowly into the blood stream due to their high dietary fiber content and also their amazing ability to absorb fluid and expand into a gel like substance. They are recommended for most individuals (unless you negatively react to them) and can be eaten regularly.
Sources include: USDA
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