Chia seeds have a lot of fiber, 10 grams in 2 tablespoons, which is one-third of the recommended daily intake of fiber. For this reason, these seeds are excellent for reducing inflammation, and also important for digestive health.
Chia is being studied as a possible, natural treatment for type 2 diabetes, because it can slow down digestion, helping to prevent insulin spikes.
Fiber can also aid in weight loss.
Les graines de chia ont beaucoup de fibres, 10 grammes dans 2 cuillères à soupe, ce qui est un tiers de l’apport quotidien recommandé en fibres. Pour cette raison, ces graines sont excellents pour réduire l’inflammation, et également important pour la santé digestive.
Chia est à l’étude comme un traitement naturel possible pour le diabète de type 2, car il peut ralentir la digestion, aider à prévenir les pics d’insuline.
La fibre peut également aider à la perte de poids.
From : Wikipedia
For the related plant also known as “chia”, see Salvia columbariae.
Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The 16th-century Codex Mendoza provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times; economic historians have suggested it was as important as maize as a food crop. Ground or whole chia seeds are still used in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and Guatemala for nutritious drinks and as a food source
The word “chia” is derived from the Nahuatl word chian, meaning oily. The present Mexican state of Chiapas received its name from the Nahuatl “chia water” or “chia river”.
It is one of two plants known as chia, the other being Salvia columbariae commonly known as golden chia.