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Motivational Monday: The Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They're loaded with nutrients that have important benefits for your body and brain.

From a Keto perspective, they’re a 10/10!

Here are 10 health benefits of chia seeds:

 

Chia seeds are...

 High in fiber (very tolerated by almost everyone)

 Loaded with antioxidants

 Zero net carbs (carbs and fiber are the same, so they cancel themselves out)

 High in quality protein

 High in omega 3 fatty acids

 Reported to lower your risk of heart disease*

 High in many important bone nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein

 Reported to reduce blood sugar levels*

 Reported to reduce chronic inflammation* 

🔷 Ways to eat Chia Seeds

Letting the chia seeds ‘gel up’ in either water or nut milk are great ways to utilize this superfood:

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and add to a glass of water. Let gel for a minimum of 1 hour (you can go as long as you like, it won’t change the outcome).  Add Intentionally Bare KetoBHB + Electrolytes powder and you have yourself an awesome energy drink, dessert and protein drink all in one! (to me it tastes like a looser jello)
  1. Take 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and add to ½ cup nut milk of your choice. Put in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour.  When you’re ready to eat it, stir it around (add more nut milk if you like it thinner).  You can also add hemp hearts and/or flax seed and make a hearty keto oatmeal.  Add stevia, nuts or berries.  Enjoy hot or cold! 

🔷 Chia Seed Macros

Chia seeds are a keto macro DREAM!  There can be a slight difference between brands, but generally speaking these are the macros:

Per 2 tablespoons:

Fat 7g

Protein 4g

Net Carbs 0g

Calories 120

Are chia seeds part of your diet?  If so, how do you use them? 👇

 

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❗️ * Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s advice.  Always do your own research before trying something new.