Although you have only recently heard of it, this seeds exists for thousands years, and they are even used as a currency for it`s value.
The Chia seeds contains omega fats, proteins, antioxidants and dietary fibers. They has a mild taste like a walnut and since it absorbs the liquid, they’re excellent for hydration, and they make you feel full longer.
They are powerful source of essential fatty acids, and they contains 8 times more omega-3 than the salmon. The chia seed also contains omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants (1 gram of chia seed contains 8 times more antioxidants than fresh blueberries) and proteins which are also of great importance for your health.
Numerous studies have confirmed that consumption of Chia seeds also has a positive impact on your hair and nail quality, because they have high content of proteins (20%).
Chia seeds are also a rich source of diet fiber, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Chia seeds are extremely beneficial for skin rejuvenation. They stimulate fat burning, strengthen your organism and have a positive effect on your digestive tract.
According to some studies Chia seeds are the best food to consume if you feel weak and tired, because they stimulate your muscle function and release energy in your body. That’s why they’re often used by sports people. Moreover, chia seeds pack 37% of nutritional fibers, which promotes proper function of your intestines.
These seeds highly efficient in the treatment of colon cancer, as well as in cancer prevention.
They can also reduce your appetite, improve your metabolism and stimulate the production of glycogen, which is essential for fat burning.
How to use this magic seed?
You can use this seed when you are preparing healthy lunch or a snack. Add them to you salad to increase the protein intake. Also, you can add them into grains like brown rice, quinoa, amaranth or millet or at the end of cooking. Also you can use them in soups, meat balls or as a mixture for frying chicken and fish – instead of bread crumbs.
For dessert, you can make chia seeds pudding.
Mix the seeds with coconut or almond milk and add dried coconut, blueberries, walnuts, almonds, cocoa, apple or cranberries.
Make your own mixture and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes, but remember, no matter the how you use these chia seeds in your diet, you are definitely going to enrich your organism.