These magical seeds are a superfood for your organism. Chia contains a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, etc. It is among the best things that I discovered. Here is why…
It slows down the aging of the skin
If you want to prevent temporary wrinkles and other signs of aging, reach for the seeds that will keep your body young and healthy. These seeds are one of the richest natural antioxidant foods, and it is known that antioxidants prevent free radicals from destroying cells and tissues. Free radicals develop as a side effect when our cells use oxygen, and they can cause heart problems, diabetes, and macular degeneration, and at the same time affect skin aging. To prevent this, antioxidants should be administered through foods that will neutralize free radicals, and these seeds appear to be an excellent choice as they can be eaten and prepared in a variety of ways.
Keeps dental health
Since these seeds contain calcium, phosphorus, and zinc, they also help to maintain healthy teeth. Calcium builds our teeth, and zinc prevents the formation of stones and has an antibacterial effect, which makes it an integral part of the toothpaste and mouthwash. Phosphorus is essential because it helps your body absorb calcium and so keeps your teeth firm. Consuming them helps your teeth stay healthy.
It promotes digestion
Chia, except for antioxidants, is extremely rich in fiber. According to the American Dietetic Association, a portion of the seeds ensures the recommended daily intake of fibers that each of us should enter into the body. The fibers are extremely important for the balance of insulin, and seeds such as flax and cherry naturally balance blood sugar precisely because of the high content of fibers and healthy fats. In addition, fiber-rich foods promote normal bowel function and, therefore, a healthy stool.
In addition, the chia is very saturated because it absorbs a considerable amount of water and rapidly “spreads” in the stomach, thus suppressing appetite which can lead to weight loss. Therefore, if you want to lose excess pounds, seeds can be an excellent help in doing this.
Keeps the health of the heart
The ability to reduce inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it an excellent choice for a healthy heart. These small seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart and blood vessels and at the same time reduce the risk of heart attack.
Strengthens bones and builds muscles
Chia contains a large amount of calcium that is crucial for solid and healthy bones, and besides calcium, these seeds are rich in other nutrients important for bones, such as phosphorus, magnesium, and proteins. This makes them ideal for anyone who is allergic to dairy products or for some reason they do not consume it, so with these seeds, they can compensate for these substances. In addition, chia seeds also help build muscles because they are full of proteins, so if you want excess fat deposits to turn into muscles, your best ally is heard. Of course, this will only be worth if you are doing exercise because without physical exercises there are no results.
How to Eat? Given that these seeds have a mild taste, they can be added to most of the dishes, but if you eat them raw, in their original form, it will be difficult to absorb all the nutrients it contains. The best way to access all vitamins and minerals is to soak the seeds. If you leave them in the water overnight, they will squeeze and become gelatinous so it will be easier to chew them, and at the same time, your body will be able to absorb all the nutrients from them.
You can put the seeds in the pudding or make pudding from them. You can combine them with eggs and bread if you bake it at home, and you can add minced seeds to almost all cooked and baked dishes because you will not change their taste. In any case, you can add the chia in most dishes, so you do not need much creativity and time to put this food in your everyday menu.
Usually, I love to put one spoon (recommended daily dose) of chia seeds in my yogurt and drink it with my breakfast or make a smoothy.
Of the ingredients you need: 200 ml of milk (maybe a cow, although I mostly like soy, coconut, almond or any type of it) 3-4 packs of chia seeds 1 tin of honey 300 ml of yoghurt (I used a Greek yoghurt type) + 2 tarts of honey Fruit of choice
Perfect to start your day energetically.