These tiny chia seeds have always been used by Indians as an energy booster. They comes from the plant Salvia hispanica, the seeds of this desert plant are called “Chia”, which means “strength”, the other meaning of this word is “oily“. They can be black or white and contain the following extremely healthy components: omega-3 fatty acids, mucin, strontium, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, silicon, and anti-oxidants. The flavor of chia seeds is rather mild and nutty. Chia seeds nutrition has been valued and appreciated since Aztecs times. Ancient Aztecs and Indians from the south west used to eat chia seeds before conquests and forced marches. Only one little teaspoon of chia seeds provided them with the necessary energy for all day.
Health benefits of chia seeds are definitely appreciated in our times either. Make sure yourself.
- Chia seeds weight loss effect is wide known due to the fact that consuming chia seeds lower your appetite and make you feel full. It happen because of a high chia seed nutrition value. But remember that chia seeds it’s not number one weight loss product, it can be a part of your diet and make difference in your appetite.
- This product helps to reduce your blood pressure.
- It has a list of benefits for diabetes, because chia seeds slow down the process of converting carbohydrates into simple sugars.
- Chia seeds are easy to digest.
- These seeds are the source of omega 3, which is very important for vegetarians.
- Chia seeds contain a special “gel” that would be an important element in athletes’ diet, because it can hydrate the body.
- Vegetarians may replace eggs in recipes with chia seeds (1 tbsp. of grinded chia seeds and 3 tbsp. of water per 1 egg).
- Chia seeds can boost your metabolism.
Now you are sure that chia seeds health benefits are amazing, we hope you will definitely feel them, using this product.
On the other hand you may ask about chia seeds side effects. There are not so many side effects as benefits of course.
- First of all you shouldn’t take chia seeds more than 12 weeks.
- Avoid using chia whole pregnancy and breast-feeding.
- If you have a high triglycerides level, it’s recommended not to use some kinds of chia seeds.
- If you have a high risk of getting prostate cancer, don’t use large amounts of chia.
If you want to make chia seeds a part of your everyday healthy diet, be sure that chia seeds recipes are simple. These seeds can be eaten raw, add them to salads, fruit juices, puddings, bake goods, porridges. You can even cook chia water.
For such easy to cook chia seed recipe as chia water you will need:
- ½ cup of lime juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 10 Cups of water
- ½ cup of chia seeds
How to cook:
Pour lime juice and sugar into the water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the chia seeds to these ingredients and shake or stir vigorously. Now serve and enjoy!