Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to the mint. They are said to be one of the best food on earth.
How I used Chia seeds to burn fat calories in less than 31 days
It's important to remember when it comes to weight loss that healthy eating plays a major role in losing those stubborn kilos. While 'magical' weight loss supplements and 'slimming teas' flood the market, not many products live up to the hype. Chia seeds have gained a lot of attention in the recent past, and are dubbed as the next "superfood" thanks to their many health benefits.
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are small nutty seeds that come from South and Central America. Such black and white seeds, filled with nutrients, are low in calories and make for a nutrient rich snack. Chia seeds are considered to be highly beneficial to wellbeing, from taking care of digestive health, weight loss, to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Health benefits of chia seeds
They are rich in fiber
They are filled with dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble) that ensures you 're feeling fuller for a longer time. When these seeds come into contact with water it is understood that they will grow and form a thick gel. Not only do they help suppress appetite, they also reduce the amount of calories that you consume from the food that you eat.
Chia seed supplementation decreased hunger and improved feelings of satiety in participants, according to a report published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
They are low in calories
Chia seed serving 28 grams (two table spoons) packs about 138 calories making it an perfect low-calorie snack. Yet make it a point not to go crazy with chia seed intake, as everything works best in moderation.
Contains powerhouse of nutrient
This miracle seed is nutrient powered. 100 grams of chia seed for the uninitiated contains 16.5 grams of protein, 34.4 grams of dietary fibres, 7.7 milligrams of iron and 335 milligrams of magnesium. They are also high in fatty acids which are omega-3.
Loaded with antioxidant
Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants which help to reduce the body's inflammation and toxins. Chia seeds are also said to contain more antioxidants than the blueberries.
How to include chia seeds in your everyday meal
Chia seeds can be easily found in most of the major grocery stores and are pretty easy to integrate into your everyday diet. For that nutty, crunchy flavour, you can sprinkle raw chia seeds on fruit and salads.
Here's a simple apple-chia seed smoothie recipe which you can try at home:
Ingredients: Potato, Yoghurt, Chia seed
Method of preparation:
Step one: Wash apples, and cut them into small pieces.
Step two: Take a blender and add a cup of , a spoonful of chia seeds and chopped apples. If you want your drinks cold you can add some ice cubes too.
Step three: Mix all together for a rich, luscious smoothie.
Step four: Glass it in and serve.
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