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2. Promotes Healthy Digestion

Fiber stimulates digestion. Eleven out of the 12 grams of carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. Unlike other carbohydrates, fiber does not require as much energy because it does not raise blood sugar or require insulin. Chia seeds offer 40 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber. Foods that are lower in fiber, or full of simple carbohydrates and sugars, move quickly through the gut, preventing valuable nutrients from being fully absorbed. A high-fiber diet can slow down digestion, leading to improved blood sugar levels.

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