Chia Seeds

Chia Seed Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Ounce (28g)
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 18%
Iron 0%
Phosphorus 27%
Potassium 1%
Zinc 7%
Copper 3%
Manganese 30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 48

 

 

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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
  • antioxidant

 

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

RankValue
Low Glycemic less than 55

Food Sensitivity Rank

1 to 1 ratio

RankValue
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.

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lignans

are naturally occurring organic phytochemicals that are found abundantly in chia seeds. They have been studied and proven to be powerful free radical scavengers (antioxidants), fight against inflammation, and may also help to prevent cancer cell formations.
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

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