Chia Seeds 250g GMO FREE
Chia seeds (salvia hispanica) have become one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. They’re easy to digest when prepared properly and a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. They are rich in amino acids and benefits are plentiful!
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1. Skin and Aging
Researchers from Mexico uncovered that chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported, and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70 percent of free radical activity.
2. Digestive Health
Chia is super-high in fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended fiber intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic Association. Fiber is essential for your body’s ability to balance insulin levels. According to the National Institutes of Health, seeds like flax and chia can be a natural blood sugar balancer due to their high fiber content and healthy fats. Being high in dietary fiber, chia seeds benefits bowel regularity and healthy stool. The rich fiber content in chia seeds also helps people feel more full quicker because it absorbs a considerable amount of water and immediately expands in the stomach when eaten. Also when consumed, chia seeds create a gelatin-like substance in the stomach. This gel-forming action is due to the soluble fiber in chia seeds, and it can work as a prebiotic that supports the growth of probiotics in the gut.
3. Heart Health
Chia seeds’ ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health. Also, by reversing oxidative stress, someone is less likely to develop atherosclerosis when he or she regularly consumes chia seeds.
4. Help Treat Diabetes
Because chia seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid and fibre, researchers from the University of Litoral in Argentina set out to determine how chia seeds can help prevent metabolic disorders like dyslipidemia (excessive fat in the blood) and insulin resistance, which are two factors in the development of diabetes.
5. Boost Your Energy and Metabolism
A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning concluded that consuming chia seeds enhanced exercise performance for workouts that lasted 90 minutes the same way a sugar-laden sports drink would, but without all the unhealthy sugar.
How to eat chia seeds?
Chia is usually added to cocktails, yoghurt, healthy desserts and morning porridge. Soaked chia seeds are a very good stomach filler. Soaked seeds swell and increase their volume 8-9 times, causing satiety.
To make such mush (similar to the one that comes out of linseed), use 1 part of chia beans and 7 parts of water. The mixture should be allowed to settle for 10-20 minutes. You can use 2 tablespoons daily before the main meals, with plenty of water.
Here are some ways:
1. Put 2 tablespoons of chia seeds into natural yogurt or porridge. You can add them to your favorite muesli mix.
2. Sprinkle the salad with chia seeds.
3. Mix the chia with the addition to the dinner: potatoes, rice, lentils or rice quinoa.
4. Use chia seeds for baking. You can combine them with flour.
5. Mix chia seeds with a fruit cocktail or a green cocktail.
6. Fill the seeds with hot water (just like flax seed) to get a gel that hydrates the body
7. Chia, you can eat raw as an appetizer.
8. Use powdered grain to thicken soups and goulash.
9. Add chia to coconut milk and plain milk to get a healthy, coconut pudding.
10. Mix with honey, cinnamon and dried fruit as an alternative to traditional jam.
11. For chia, add flour, butter and water to make pancakes
Chia fills the stomach, provides a feeling of satiety and makes you eat less during the meal!!!
Country of orgin: Bolivia
Made in: Poland