The fiber in chia seeds is mainly soluble fiber and mucilage,
the substance responsible for the gluey texture of moistened
chia seeds. These fibers may help to lower LDL cholesterol
and slow down digestion, which can prevent blood sugar spikes
after eating a meal and promote a feeling of fullness.
Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids,
fiber, and magnesium. All of these may help reduce the risk
of type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications.