Internet has enabled people to share opinions and advices across platforms reaching many people, and health issues are one of the more popular topics. Recently, there’s a developing trend claiming that chia seed, when added to water, can benefit those looking to lose weight. There are small studies to support this claim, but the sample size and overall term were quite small. Still, since these seeds are rich in fiber, the feeling of satiety is promoted when we consume them, leading to lesser food intake and prevention of overeating.
- A TikTok video viewed more than 12 million times claims that drinking chia water before meals increases feelings of fullness.
- There isn’t much rigorous research on the topic, although chia seeds are high in fiber, which can increase satiety.
- Chia seeds are nutritious, containing omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
“Another user, @kanipark, mixes her chia seed water, boasting that the tiny black seeds are filled with fiber, protein, good fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and antioxidants.”