Flax seeds and chia seeds are both known to help aid in weight loss as they can help reduce hunger and make you fill fuller for a longer period of time.
Benefits of Flax Seeds
Provides a lot of nutrients. Each table spoon is filled with protein, carbs, fats, fiber, omega 3 fats, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Can possibly improve your cholesterol
Can possibly lower your blood pressure
Can possibly help with your blood sugar levels Can reduce the feeling of hunger if you find yourself snacking a lot between meals
Ways to incorporate Flax Seeds into your daily life
Your bowl of cereal
Your bowl of oatmeal
Your burgers, veggie burgers or even breaded chicken
Mixing it into your yogurt
Into your salad
Into your pancake or waffle batter
Sprinkle some into your salad
Add into your sauces
Be sure to keep your flax seed intake to less than 5 tablespoons per day
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Provides nutrients such as fiber, protein, fat, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and some zinc, vitamin B3, potassium, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2
They have a lot of antioxidants
Because it is high in fiber and protein is can possibly help you with weight loss
They have omega 3 fats
Can possibly lower the risk of heart disease
They provide many bone nutrients which are important Can possibly reduce blood sugar
Ways to incorporate Chia Seeds into your daily life
You can eat them raw
Add them to your juice and let them soak
add to your pudding
add into your yogurt
add into your smoothies
add into your vegetables and rice dishes
add into your sauces
Be sure to keep your chia seed intake to 3 tablespoons a day.
Both are great to incorporate into your daily life, but flax seeds seem to be more effective when it comes to reducing hunger and aiding in weight loss. It is never a bad idea to alternate between these two in order to gain their nutrient benefits.