Chia Seeds – The Super Food

Chia seeds – an ancient super food for modern lovers of healthy eating. Chia seeds – Indian traveling food that fills with energy. Chia seeds – diet food, because rapidly satiates.

 Chia seeds are representative of the family (Salvia hispanica). Incas, Mayans, Aztecs and other tribes consume the little black and white seeds since ancient times. When it is translated from the Mayan language chia” means “power. Not surprisingly this seeds are called Indian traveling food, because they refuel with energy. According to Indians one spoon chia seed energizes the body for 24 hours.

Super food for weight Loss
Super food for weight Loss

 

Nutritional value

Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein that fills the body with easily absorbable amino acids. They are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids and valuable linolenic acid, which the body cannot synthesize. Furthermore, chia seeds have more calcium than milk (5 times), more iron than spinach (3 times), 2 times more potassium than bananas, 2 times more protein than other grains, 2 times more antioxidants than blueberries. They are rich with the mineral boron, which helps the movement of calcium into the bones. High levels of antioxidants make them long lasting and easy to store.

Medical application of chia seeds

  • Chia seeds are easily digestible, they are rapidly absorbed by the body and they maintain balance of the blood sugar.
  • Improve the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Strengthen the immune system.
  • Thanks to their strong hygroscopicity, chia seeds, absorb moisture, prolong hydration and retain electrolytes, especially during heavy exercises.
  • Seed protein does not contain gluten. Therefore it is suitable for people with gluten sensitivity, and for all those who want to replace gluten seeds (wheat, barley, rye and oat).
  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, and for people with increased physical activity, they can help to speed recovery and building of new cells in the tissues.

Chia seeds – diet qualities

Chia seeds are helping to reduce appetite and for weight loss. Added to the dishes, they give a feeling of satiety, on the expense of calories and fat. They can be used in weight loss programs. The recommended daily intake: 1 tsp.

How to consume the chia seeds?

Chia seeds can be added to oatmeal or cereals, in salads, sauces, pastry, smoothies, cakes and all kinds of dishes of your choice. Typical of them is that they retain the flavor of the meals, and increase their nutritional value.

courtesy: best herbal health