Chia seeds with their high fibre and protein content can help weight loss. Its soluble fibre absorbs large amounts of water and expands in your stomach, which increases fullness and slows the absorption of food. Says a 2017 study published in the journal ‘Nutrition Research and Practice’, the protein in chia seeds could help reduce appetite and food intake. Research says that eating chia seeds for breakfast increases satiety and reduced food intake in the short-term. Chia also contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Chia seeds contain up to 39% of oil, which has the highest known content of α-linolenic acid. Alpha-linolenic acid is known to help prevent and treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels.