GREAT FOOD FOR A HEALTHY HEART, HAPPY THOUGHTS AND A CALM STOMACH
Chia seeds originally come from Mexico. They are very rich in omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, antioxidants and calcium.
There are many ways to incorporate chia seeds in your diet. Even tough they have a neutral taste, they give a certain flare to dishes and add to their nutritious value. You can sprinkle them on salad or use them as a substitute for eggs and butter. One spoon of grinded chia seeds mixed with three spoons of water forms a gelatin structure that is equivalent to the structure of one egg. Same gelatin mush can be used to substitute half of the amount of butter used in some recipes.
American actress Gwyneth Paltrow loves these seeds, and she posted a recipe for pudding made from chia seeds on her website goop.com, that she often makes. Apart from that, this popular blonde often publishes photos of salads that she makes with chia seeds.
Chia seeds are gluten free, fall under the category of ‘’super food’’ and represent an excellent source of energy. They are recommended in diets, to adults, children and athletes. They contain 6 times more calcium than whole milk, 3 times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 20% more fibers than linseed, and 60% of all fats in seeds are omega 3 fatty acids.
They have a hydrolyzing effect on the body, and they help with digestion due to high concentration of fibers in them. They speed up the fat burning process, help with weight loss, provide a sense of satiety and revitalize muscles.
They are one of the best groceries for brain and heart health because they consist of 20% of omega 3 fatty acids. They have 8 times more omega 3 fatty acids than salmon.
Approximately one spoon of chia seeds per day is recommended by nutritionists, and you should drink plenty of water with chia seeds because they are rich in fibers.