The chia seeds exist for millennia, but many of you haven’t heard about it yet. It is first mentioned by the Aztecs, as a food used as a medicine and as a part of religious ceremonies.
- This seed is extremely high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, as well as antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It effectively regenerates the skin, burns fat, helps digestion, and strengthens the body.
Nutritionists recommend its consumption in the case of a weak body and low energy levels, and it is commonly used by athletes.
- The chia seed also has 37% nutritional fibers that boost the work of intestines, so diets based on these seeds are perfect colon cancer prevention.
We give you several good reasons to consume chia seed daily:
This kind of seed does not contain gluten
Due to its high concentration of fiber it improves digestion and treats the symptoms of digestive system diseases.
Due to its 20% of omega 3 fatty acids inside is considered as one of the best foods for brain and heart health. The seeds contain eight times more omega 3 fatty acids than salmon.
Contain 20% protein.
Contain 8 types of amino acids.
The seeds are very powerful antioxidant and have four times more antioxidants than blueberries.
Contain five times more calcium than milk.
Contain seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
They contain two times more potassium than bananas.
They contain three times more iron than spinach.
Encourage healthy skin, hair and nails.
Have positive impact on the glucose levels inside the blood and therefore are excellent for diabetics.
Chia seeds are great alternative for eggs, just mix them with water to create gel and add them to recipes as replacement for eggs.
How many seeds you need to consume in order to see the effect?
Nutritionists recommend about one tablespoon of chia seeds daily and when you use them, consume also large amounts of water because they are very rich in fiber.
How can we consume chia seeds?
They have pleasant and mild taste, so you can blend them into your smoothies, or you can add them to salads. You can also add the chia seeds to the dough for muffins and bread.
You should soak the seeds in some water for 15 minutes, and they will grow in size, even 20 times bigger than their original size. Therefore, these seeds will keep you full for long.
You can also mix it with pineapples, almonds, or coconut oil, and prepare a delicious treat.