Lower The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Diseases
Because chia seeds are high in Omega-3s, protein and fiber, they have the ability to improve metabolic health. A diet with chia seeds, nopal, oats, and soy protein has been shown to lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and increase HDL cholesterol.
The high fiber content in chia seeds also contribute in reducing blood sugar spikes after meals. The National Institute of Medicine found significant reductions in the risk of both coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes in people whose diets contained 14 grams fiber for every 1,000 calories.