Benefits of Chia Seeds on the Ketogenic Diet


Chia seeds are small, black seeds that come from the Salvia Hispanica plant. They are often added to foods to add texture and volume, but did you know that they also provide numerous health benefits?

Macronutrients

Chia seeds contain 9g of fat, 5g of protein, and 10g of fiber (1g net carbs) per 1 oz serving. These high fat, moderate protein, and low-carb macros make chia seeds the perfect addition to the ketogenic diet.

Micronutrients

Chia seeds are packed full of calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin).

Other Benefits of Chia Seeds

Research suggests that chia seed consumption may provide the following benefits:

  • Lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels
  • Lower blood pressure levels
  • Lower insulin levels
  • Provide a good source of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium (that may be otherwise missing)
  • Provide a good source of omega-3 fatty acids (health, anti-inflammatory fats)

How can you incorporate chia seeds into your diet?

If you are looking to reap the benefits of chia seeds, but don’t have how to incorporate them into your diet, here are a few simple methods. Chia seeds can be incorporated into recipes, added on top of other dishes, or even eaten alone. Here are some of the most delicious and simplest ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.

Recipes

 

As a topping

Sprinkle chia seeds on top of these foods:

  • Salad
  • Avocados
  • Protein shake
  • Acai bowl
  • Roasted veggies

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