These tiny seeds are a rich source of nutritive matters among which there is a calcium, manganese, phosphorus, an omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamin C. Now seeds of a chia consider an important component of healthy nutrition of the people watching over the health.
Prevent heart diseases
Omega-3 the fatty acids which are contained in chia seeds help to strengthen and protect heart. Besides, they reduce inflammations and increase the level of "good" cholesterol in an organism. Thus, their regular consumption prevents risk of development of cardiovascular diseases.
Promote weight reduction
Seeds of a chia contain 20% of protein that does them by a useful product for weight reduction. On the other hand, the carbohydrates which are present at them prevent fat accumulation, especially in a stomach.
They are also used for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Seeds of a chia regulate the speed with which sugar comes to an organism, thereby, controls glucose level.
Anti-inflammatory properties of sunflower seeds help to treat joint pains. They act as lubricant which reduces rigidity of bones. Besides, seeds contain copper and zinc which are necessary for treatment of arthritis. Both of these minerals promote production of special enzymes which are neutralized by free radicals and remove inflammation.
Seeds of a chia increase metabolism and very slowly release nutritive matters. It allows to feel vigorous and active for a long time. For this reason they are favourite food of athletes.
Struggle with cancer
Being a rich source of the alpha and linolenic acid belonging to group an omega-3 of fatty acids, seeds of a chia not only prevent growth of cancer cells, but also destroy them, without causing any damage to healthy cells.
Prevent Alzheimer's disease.
A large number the omega-3 of fatty acids, cellulose and mineral substances in seeds, does them useful to health of a brain. They improve memory and prevent Alzheimer's disease.