What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds? – Video

What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds? – Video

Chia seeds have been a staple in the human diet for thousands of years, and for good reason. In this video, Dr. Eric Berg discusses the various benefits of chia seeds, including their omega-3 content, protein, vitamins, and minerals. While chia seeds may not contain the same bioavailable protein as eggs, they are packed with nutrients that support heart health, brain function, and gut health.

The real magic of chia seeds lies in their soluble fiber content. When mixed with liquid, chia seeds form a gel that is a valuable food source for your microbiome. This gel can help reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion. Additionally, chia seeds are low in lectins, making them a safe choice for those with sensitive digestive systems.

Dr. Berg recommends incorporating chia seeds into your diet by making a simple chia seed pudding. This delicious and nutritious treat can be customized with your favorite toppings and enjoyed as a healthy snack or dessert. In conclusion, chia seeds are a versatile superfood that can benefit your overall health, especially your gut microbiome.

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Chia seeds have been used for thousands of years. Watch this video to find out about their #1 benefit.

0:00 Introduction: Chia seeds and omega-3s
1:30 Chia seeds nutrition facts
1:52 The real benefit of chia seeds
2:02 Chia seed pudding
3:32 Chia seeds and other foods for gut health

In this video, we’re going to talk about some of the health benefits of chia seeds.

Omega-3s have many benefits, including supporting heart health. Salmon and sardines are among the best omega-3 sources, but what about chia seeds? It’s been said that chia seeds are a better source of omega-3s if you compare them gram for gram, but they don’t contain DHA. Chia seeds contain ALA, and only 0.5% converts into DHA.

Chia seeds have also been compared to eggs. An egg contains around 7 grams of protein, while chia seeds contain 4 grams. The protein found in eggs is the most bioavailable form of protein.

Chia seeds contain vitamin E, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Research suggests that chia seeds are cardioprotective, help lower blood pressure, benefit your brain, and can even help thin your blood.

Chia seeds contain soluble fiber, which is the most significant benefit of consuming them.

To make a healthy chia pudding:
1. Mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with ½ cup of milk or unsweetened almond milk.
2. Stir the mixture until the seeds swell and form a gel.
3. Add kefir, berries, Greek yogurt, coconut cream, or nuts.

The gel that forms when you mix chia seeds with liquid is an excellent food for your microbiome. Chia seeds can help with gut inflammation and constipation. They’re also very low in lectins.

Chia seed gel contains polyphenols—plant chemicals that benefit your microbes. A healthy microbiome supports your mood, energy levels, and overall health. Consume chia seeds, fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi regularly for a healthy microbiome.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the health benefits of chia seeds. I’ll see you in the next video.

Video “Do Chia Seeds Have ANY Benefits?” was uploaded on 06/03/2024 to Youtube Channel Dr. Eric Berg DC