The study states that regular consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30% for postmenopausal women. Twenty five grams per day of milled chia seeds for seven weeks were associated with 138% increases in levels of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and 30% increases in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels according to data presented in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.
ALA omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that the human body is unable to produce. Consequently, people must obtain it from food and good sources include flaxseed, walnuts, olive oil, and chia seeds. The health benefits associated with ALA consumption include cardiovascular effects, neuro protection, a counter to the inflammation response, and benefits against autoimmune disease.
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