Even though you have heard about it recently, it has been existing for a couple of thousands years. Because of its value, this seed has even been used as a currency. The Chia seed contains omega fats, proteins, antioxidants and dietary fibers. It has a mild taste like a walnut and since it absorbs the liquid, it is ideal for hydration and a feeling of satiety which will last for hours.
The Mayans and the Inca treated this small but nutritious seed with great respect. In fact, chia is a Mayan word which means strength. You will get a lot of strength from the chia seeds that contain abundance of nutrients.
The chia seed is a powerful source of essential fatty acids. It 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.
According to some studies, the chia seed also positively affects the hair and nails health which proves that the chia seed is a powerful protein source (20 %).
Chia seeds are also rich in easily digestive herbal proteins, a potent source for dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Chie seed is excellent for skin regeneration but also for fat-burning, they strengthen the organism and positively affect the digestive organs.
The nutritionists agree that this seed is one of the best which can be consumed if you are feeling weak, without energy, because it impacts the muscles and frees the energy from your body. This is the reason sportsmen often use it. This seed also contains 37% dietary fibers so it is good for the intestines function.
The diet, that is, a strict diet based on consumption of this seed has proven to be powerful in treating colon cancer, as well as cancer prevention.
Chia seed has powerful ability of hydration, proteins and fibers which will keep the body’s satiety for a longer time. Consuming chia seeds reduces the appetite, fastens the metabolism and activates the glycogen which is also important for fat-burning.
How to use this magic seed?
You can use the seed when you are preparing healthy lunch or a snack. Add them to you salad to increase the protein intake. Add chia in cereals like amaranth, millet and others and mix it well. Use it in pasta or as a chicken or fish mixture instead of breadcrumbs.
You can have chia seeds pudding as a dessert.
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 way you include chia seeds in your diet, you are definitely going to enrich your organism.