Chia seeds exists for thousand years but probably you have recently heard about it.
Chia seeds are rich in proteins, omega fats, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They have a mild aroma that is very similar to the walnut. These seeds absorbs fluids, so are ideal for hydration and a feeling of fullness that lasts for hours.
The Maya and Inca tribes gained great respect for this small but nutritious seed. In fact, Chia is a Mayan word which means “strength.” You will find a lot of strength in Chia seeds, which contain too many nutrients.
The Chia seed is an great source of healthy essential fatty acids. For example, it contains eight times more omega-3 fatty acids from salmon! Chia seeds contain omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants (one gram Chia seed is four times richer in antioxidants than fresh blueberries) and proteins which are extremely important for your health.
Studies have shown that the consumption of chia seeds also affects the health of hair and nails, due to the fact that chia seeds a great source of protein (20%).
Chia seeds are also excellent source of dietary fiber, a source of easily digestible vegetable protein, also are rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. Chia seeds are great for skin regeneration and burning fat, they strengthen the body and positively affect the digestive system.
Nutritionists agree that chia seeds are one of the best that you can consume if you feel exhausted and with no energy, because they affect the muscle function and release the energy in your body, which is why they are often used by athletes. This seed contains 37% fiber which stimulates the intestinal operation.
Diets or strict regimes based on consuming this seed have been proved to be excellent in the treatment of colon cancer, and prevention of cancer.
The Chia seed has a superior ability of hydration, proteins, and fiber that will prolong the feeling of satiety. The consumption of chia seeds to reduce the appetite speeds up metabolism, and activates glycogen which is also important for burning fat.
How to prepare these great seeds?
You can use the seeds in preparing a healthy lunch or snacks.
Add in the salad in order to increase the intake of protein. In cereals such as risotto, Gino, amaranth or millet, add chia seeds at the end of the cooking process and stir well. Use them in pies and pastries, or as a mixture when preparing chicken and fish- instead of breadcrumbs.
You can make a pudding with chia seeds for a dessert,.
Mix the seeds with coconut or almond milk and add something of the following: dried coconut, blueberries, walnuts, raspberry, crushed almonds, cocoa, apple, rose hip, or cranberry.
No matter how you will add the seeds in your meals, we guarantee that they will enrich your health!
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