Chia seed has been used as a food for over a thousand years. Even some old civilizations like the Mayans and Aztecs , were using it as a main food! Recently this seed was revealed again and because of its nutrition value, can be consumed in large amounts and that’s why people began to appreciate more and more this forgotten seed.
You’ll notice the healthy benefits of chia seeds by taking only one tablespoon a day but if you want to lose a weight, you should take 3 or 4 tablespoons a day. You can eat chia before your meal or add it to almost anything like sweat or salt meals, salads,in your home made bread or you can make the famous chia seeds pudding with strawberries.
They absorb a lot of liquid,so if you put for example one cup of chia seeds in some water for a 15 minutes, their size will be 10 times bigger than normal. You can prepare different recipes with these seeds by adding them to smoothies,milk , yogurt or some other drinks, or you can also prepare refreshing deserts .
If you want to detox your body, try the combination of blended chia seeds and blackberries or another great recipe is blended chia with pineapple and almonds but first submerge the seeds in coconut milk.
Chia is categorized as seed and is recommended to be consumed with almonds,corn or millet. All together stimulate a healthy diet and allows you to eat less but feel full!
New researches tell us that chia seeds are helping patients with diabetes which means that these group of people can eat them without worry.
Nutrition value and calories:
Chia is a plant,rich with nutrients like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, proteins and fibers.Also the chia seeds are extremely high in many vitamins but especially with vitamin A and C, minerals and antioxidants. Because of it,they are great choice if you want to regenerate your skin,to burn fats or just to make your body stronger. They have 37% of dietary fibers which increase peristalsis and have very low glycemic index.
As we all know, we lose weight when we eat less calories but burn more energy, and that’s why you should have chia seeds on your menu. They will help you to eat less, to speed up your metabolism,to burn fats and increase your energy that will keep you active all day.
Of course, having more energy is positive for your physical activity like running, walking or you can do exercises at home , just make sure that you are burning enough fats. That’s why chia seeds are favorite food of all athletes!