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Can Chia Seed Improve Bowel Movements And Health?

12th October 2011

According to some researches, it has been estimated that about 70 million Americans suffer from some type of bowel problems. So it is understandable that the interest of people are building up in terms of what can possibly help them in a more natural way as no one really likes taking medications and having the side effects of these synthetic substances. I most definitely am not saying that there is no need for them because they are tested in proven treatments and cure for whatever they are designed for however all we are saying and the other millions out there that advocates natural ways for relief is that it is always better to consider being more in line with how do body is supposed to work naturally.

Chia Seed

These seeds are derived from the plant called salvia hispanica which is a type of sage and is in the mint family. The main property in the seeds which are important to human health is the high contents of omega 3 fatty acids. As seeds it is widely used in kitchens all over the world and has been shown to be a staple of ancient Aztecs and is still currently a staple in that region but has sprung out in other regions as well these days and has been grown commercially. When eaten raw they are able to maintain being a good source of dietary fiber as well as the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. In recent decades though Chia Seeds have been slowly earning the right to be called a super food as it has numerous health benefits.
With the qualities mentioned above it has been shown that it can aid in the balance of the body in terms of retaining fluids and electrolytes. It also has the ability to help build muscle and other tissues and this is more related to how it is able to form somewhat of a gel in the stomach and aid in the slowing down of the processing of carbohydrates which helps the body nourish itself more efficiently and aid in lessening sugar level spikes. Also more to the point of being able to build tissue and muscle, it is a great source of protein and boron which has been proven to aid in the absorption of calcium by the body.

Chia Seeds, Bowel Movements and Health Benefits

The key to how Chia can be beneficial in improving bowel movements and health for that matter is its high fiber content. Both soluble and insoluble fiber is present in chia seeds and this allows it to be more effective than other sources of fiber. Fiber helps with bowel movements by binding itself with the contents of the stomach so with ample amounts of water stool will be passed more easily and toxins that also has bounded with the fiber will be flushed away as well which in the long run will influence various health benefits like lowered cholesterol, healthier colon, alleviate constipation and even may promote weight loss as fiber also allows you to feel fuller longer.

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