Each seed is potent enough to prevent infections, with 19-23% protein, which is gluten-free, 34% oil, and 25% fiber. Chia seeds offer an excellent source of B vitamins and they are loaded with important Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Omega Fatty Acids
Chia has 3 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as salmon! Omega-3 is important to balance out Omega-6 fatty acids and promotes healthy:
• Immune system
• Skin and coat
• Brain development and maintenance
• Eye development and maintenance
And it reduces inflammation too. Two tablespoons of chia seeds provide a 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6. fatty acids.
Increasing dietary fiber can help when bowel movements are a concern. Fiber will alleviate constipation, generate regularity and help in weight loss. Dogs that suffer from impacted anal sacs will also benefit from more fiber. Chia seeds provide 34 grams of fiber per 100 grams of seeds.
Endurance, Weight Loss And Diabetes Support In One Package
Chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in water, creating a jelly that can be eaten. The jelly slows down the conversion of carbohydrates to sugars. The stability of blood sugar levels contributes naturally to high levels of energy. In this way, chia seeds support normal insulin function and sensitivity, regulate blood glucose and glucose tolerance. The additional advantage of the deceleration of digestion is that it allows the absorption of nutrients, while dogs have a feeling of satiety. Due to their highly absorbent properties, fresh water should always be available.
Chia seeds contain more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. They are also a non-allergenic and an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. It is a good alternative source for dogs that are sensitive to fish and fish oils, while many fans of natural nutrition prefer to give their dogs Chia seeds instead of fish for various reasons.
Chia seeds are stored very easily and for long periods of time, unlike their competitors, the flax seeds. They are tasteless and odorless and do not cause dogs to walk away from them in contempt.
Due to the highly absorbent qualities of chia, fresh water should always be available.
Chia contains more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia is non-allergenic too and an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc.