Aid in weight loss. Good source of energy may help those trying to reduce the calories in their diet. Chia Seeds are a natural source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), particularly alpha-linolenic acid. Omega-3 EFAs are polyunsaturated “good” fats. They’re “essential” because the body needs them to complete health, yet it cannot produce them on its own (they must be acquired through diet or supplementation). Omega-3 fatty acids help support healthy heart and cardiovascular systems. In fact, it is known to be the richest source for the essential Omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid. Chia Seed contains up to three to ten times the Omega-3 content of most normal grains and contains at least twice the content of protein in most grains. Chia, the forgotten food of the ancient Aztecs is also rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.