Don’t be fooled by their small size! Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that are incredibly beneficial for your health.
Consuming chia seeds contributes to your intake of healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids), protein, fiber, and antioxidants and adding them to your weight loss diet program will help you reach your goals quicker.
Including these seeds to your diet is as simple as adding them to your morning smoothie, oatmeal, yogurt, or make some delicious pudding!
Learn about the amazing benefits of this superfood and pick up some quick and easy recipe ideas too.
Chia seeds are choc-a-block with nutrients. 1 oz chia seeds contain – 5 gms Omega-3 fatty acids that lower LDL and total cholesterol; 11 gms dietary fiber that keeps digestive system healthy; 18 percent of recommended daily calcium and 4.4 gms protein. They are gluten-free and help maintain bone and oral health, reduce inflammation and detox the body.
Though chia seeds keep blood sugar levels steady, improve heart health, cut cravings, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and control blood pressure, their influence on weight loss is still medically unproven. They are free of carbs and contain fiber and protein that keep you feeling satiated longer. Consume along with oats, nopal, and soy protein to enhance their nutritional benefits.
Chia seeds contain 69 calories for every 2 tablespoons of seeds but contain 20% of recommended daily fiber intake. Due to this high fiber content it helps makes you fuller and reduces your urge to overeat. It’s abundant in vitamins and minerals preventing nutritional deficiencies that cause cravings. It also balances sugar levels and minimizes sugar cravings.
Here is an amazing recipe for cleansing and adaptogenic chia tonic. This delicious blend of adaptogenic herbs, chia and nut/seed milk is a really wonderful way to sooth the tummy, support digestion and energize you for the beginning of a new day of balance.
Some of the side effects of chia seeds are that it is a Blood Thinning agent. Due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds can act as a blood thinner. It contains properties that are capable of lowering diastolic blood pressure (DBP) to alarming levels. Gastrointestinal problems are one of the most common side effects of chia seeds. A study also found a relationship between alpha-linolenic acid – the dominating fatty acid in chia seeds – and an increased risk of prostate cancer.
This recipe of coconut mango chia pudding will soon be on your list of favorite make-ahead breakfasts, desserts or snacks. It is great for any time of the day, It is heaven. Best of all, it is super easy to put together, dairy-free, gluten-free, free of refined sugar, and, of course, full of all kinds of nutritious goodness.
The finely ground pumpkin and chia seeds make this drink a surprisingly rich and creamy one. Both pumpkin seeds and chia seeds are rich in amino acid tryptophan and let us not forget that it is super-delicious to taste as well.
Chia seeds are versatile and have been used for many years for strength, endurance and revered for its nutritive qualities. Here are 6 amazing chia recipes including Chia Gel (9 to 1 ratio), Chia Water, Chia Smoothie, Chocolate Truffle with Chia Seed, Easy Chia Hummus, Chia Pudding with Maca.
The sweet, sour, and salty flavor in this drink, is mainly influenced by Ayurvedic wisdom. These three flavors are important to keep our Vata dosha in balance by keeping our intestine and colon hydrated.