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Chia seeds – Health Benefits & Recipes

Chia seeds have gained popularity in recent years. This super nutritious food comes in limelight because of the dieticians and several health foods. Nowadays you will get most of the health products containing chia seeds. Chia seeds are super tiny seeds that are in black, brown and white color. They are almost like poppy seeds. Various food companies are started adding these seeds in bread, cereals, bars, puddings and lots more. 

 

Things you need to know about chia seeds 

 

Earlier these seeds are eaten in American tribes regularly, According to them; this is the most important part and food of their healthy diet. This is one of the best and healthiest foods on this planet. These seeds are derived from the Salvia hispanica plant. This amazing food is full of nutrients and an excellent source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. One ounce of chia seeds contains 138 calories, eating about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds regularly gives you the proper amount of fiber, fat, protein, calcium and magnesium. Those who are looking to add good antioxidants in their daily diet, a handful of chia seeds are best for them. Still, scientists don’t recommend them but you can easily take them daily to add a protein in your body. 

 

Why chia seeds are so popular? Nutrition info about chia seeds 

 

As it is already discussed that chia seeds are full of amazing nutrients or you can say it is a powerhouse of various nutrients such as:

· Proteins

· Fats (saturated)

· Carbohydrates

· Fiber

· Calcium

· Potassium

· Phosphorous

· Vitamin A, C, and e, etc..

 

There are lots of amazing nutrients are present in this superfood but these above mentioned are the main and best one. The media claims that there are various health benefits of chia seeds such as it can help cut cravings, helps in balancing the sugar level, lower cholesterol, promote weight loss, control blood pressure, improves cardiovascular disease, etc.. 

 

Ways to enjoy chia seeds 

 

First of all chia seeds are quite tasteless so you can easily add them in any dish without any worry. There are lots of ways to each chia seeds such as add them in your salad, snack or dish. Or Mix them in your lemonade and smoothie as well. Add them in your cereal, granules, etc.. This is an amazing source of protein and fiber too, which can do wonders if you add them daily in your breakfast and an evening snack. For vegetarian dieters, this is the best option to intake amino acids via these amazing seeds. 

 

 

A small quick recipe of chia seeds 

 

Chia oats: 

 

·       1 cup of almond milk

·       ½ mashed banana 

·       1 tsp chia seeds

·       ½ cup oats

 

Take a jar, add all the ingredients in that jar, shake well and then refrigerate that recipe for up to 8 hours or overnight. Now your amazing chia oats are ready. 

 

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