Calories in Chia Seeds
Calories in chia seeds will vary according to serving size and whether the seeds are measured dried or soaked in anything other than water. Let us examine a 1 ounce serving size of dried chia seeds to figure out our answers.
From my research, I have discovered that the calories in chia seeds for a one ounce serving size of dried chia has about 137 calories. Whereas a tablespoon of chia seeds has about 68 calories.
Either way you look at it, consuming chia seeds is a healthy alternative to the empty calories found in sodas and much of our processed foods that we consume-for many on a daily basis.
Calories in Chia Seeds – Nutrition Grade A
Chia seeds have been given a nutrition grade of A. Foods are graded on the well-known system of A (being best) through F (the worst).
The grades were created to help people see the quality of nutrition that they are consuming on a daily basis. Obviously foods that are high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and sodium will get lower quality scores.
And foods that contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health will have higher quality scores. The grading system doesn’t compute optimum serving size for any given food , but acts as a barometer for the quality of food being measured.
As with anything, moderation is the key. Just because something is good for us doesn’t mean that we should over do it.
Calories in Chia Seeds – My Personal Consumption
Although from the material I have read over the years on chia seeds, it seems that you can consume a high amount of chia on a daily basis and there have been no adverse effects reported.
Personally, I consume about two tablespoons of chia gel in my morning shake and in the evening I eat about two tablespoons of raw chia gel about an hour or two before dinner.
I have found that by eating it in the morning I have so much energy for my daily activities and in the evening the calories in chia seeds I eat helps me feel fuller, so I don’t stuff myself with dinner. I have also found that I even have less of a sweet tooth when I consume 2 tablespoons of chia before dinner, as well.
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