Chia seed – Why is Important for our Health

March 14, 2014

Chia seed is the newest superfood food that everyone is talking about!Many people define this seeds as “magical” food that makes small miracles within our body.

 

What is chia seed?

 

Chia Seeds

We believe that a number of you had never heard of this seed, even though it has existed for thousands of years. Aztecs first mentioned chia seeds as basic food and they used it as part of religious rituals but also for medical purposes.

What are the main benefits of chia seeds?
Chia is the richest plant with Omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber, and also contains a significant amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Chia seed is great for skin regeneration, but also for burning fat, strengthens the body and positively affects the digestive organs.

Nutritionists agree that the chia seed is one of the best that you can eat if you feel weak or without power because it affects the work of the muscles, and releases energy in your body, so it is often used by athletes. This seed contains 37% of food fibers that stimulate bowel operation.

Strict diet based on consuming the seed proved brilliant as prevention of colorectal cancer.

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Why is chia seeds good for the skin, hair and nails?
Chia seeds contain Omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants (only one gram of Chia seed is rich in antioxidants as many as four times more than fresh blueberries) and proteins that are essential for your skin health.

Studies have shown that eating chia seed also affect the health of hair and nails in accordance with the fact that chia a great source of protein (20%) that the body has to constantly have to in order to reflect and protect the root hairs, or nails that are made of the protein keratin.

Can chia seeds help in weight loss?

Consuming chia seeds affects the reduction of appetite, accelerates metabolism, and activates glucogen who is very much essential for fat burning.

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How many seeds need to consume in order to see the effect?
Tablespoon of chia seeds per day is recommended, and not more than that because Chia contains a lot of fiber, which can overwhelm those who have a sensitive stomach.

How can we consume chia seeds?
Chia seeds are with very mild and pleasant flavor, and the easiest way is to blend the seeds for a smoothie, or to put them into some vitamin light salad.

The trick is to soak them for 15 minutes in the water, just allow them to grow to a size that is 10 times greater than the usual. Soak the seeds in coconut milk and blend them with almonds and pineapple and it will became a very tasty and healthy treat.

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