Chia seeds are one of nature’s superfoods; they are able to give you the energy you need to help you lose weight. They are not going to instantly help you drop a dress size, but you will have the energy to do more, and they also have the ability of helping you feel fuller for longer, so you are less likely too much on snacks during the day.
The benefits of chia seeds are also needed to help you look younger. They are full of all the wonderful nutrients your body needs.
They are a wonderful source of omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin B, phosphorus, copper, zinc, and potassium. They also contain no cholesterol, are very low in saturated fats, high in antioxidants, are gluten free, and great for helping detox your body.
These seeds are rich in linoleic acid, this is an unsaturated omega 6 fatty acid and your body cannot manufacture this particular fatty acid, you get it from some foods. Linoic acid is important for not only your overall health, you need it to help fight against disease and illness.
Because they contain a lot of healthy fats, they are excellent for your heart health. You only need a tablespoon once a day to reap the benefits of this amazing seed.
The beauty of chia seeds is, they don’t need to be grown with chemicals and can be eaten unprocessed. Making them a very reliable source of omega 3, in fact they contain more omega 3 than flaxseed and can also be stored for longer periods than flaxseeds as they are less likely to become rancid.
The health benefits of chia seeds help build muscle and tissue, stabilize blood sugar, making them a perfect addition for people suffering with diabetes, and can help stop cravings for sweet things.
Chia seeds side effects can happen if you are taking blood thinners.
These tiny seeds have actually been around for centuries, they were the main food source of the Indian’s of Mexico and South-West. The ancient Aztecs were known to eat chia seeds, around the 1500’s. The Aztec warriors would eat the seeds to help increase their energy levels during battle.
They don’t actually have much of a taste and are really easy to add to any dish. I usually give them to my daughter in a smoothie, as she is a runner and needs all the energy she can get. You can add them to deserts, salads, yoghurt, cereal, just about anything you can think of.
They are a member of the mint family, yet they have no mint taste, so don’t worry if you are not partial to mint.
You can buy black or white chia seeds, or buy them both mixed together; there really is no difference in their nutritional levels.
Always buy organic chia seeds and remember to not have too many each day, you only need a small amount.
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