I have been praising the chia for awhile now. Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds native to Mexico which come from a flowering plant ‘Salvia Hispanica.’ Small on size, big on nutritional punch, chia comes from the Mayan word ‘strength.’ Aztecs and Mayans prized chia for providing long-lasting sustainable. Basically a food to thrive on.
10 Benefits Of Adding Chia Seeds Into Your Diet
- Chia seeds slow digestion, resulting in significantly improved blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- Chia seeds are high in protein.
- With over 20% omega 3, eating this tiny nutritious seed will increase your dietary intake of essential fatty acids, amino acids and prebiotics.
- Chia seeds are a natural antioxidants.
- Chia is also high in nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorous.
- Chia seeds contain the amino acid, tryptophan, which helps improve and regulate appetite, sleep and mood.
- Loaded in fibre, chia seeds absorb up to 10X their own weight in water. Use to replace eggs in cooking, recipes. So they are great for vegans and those with egg intolerances.
- The carbohydrates in chia seeds are predominantly fibre. Hello healthy gut. Insoluble fibre makes up around 80 percent of the fibre in chia seeds. Chia also expands in the stomach making you feel fuller longer and also helps with elimination.
- Chia seeds are super mild. Add them to baked goods, smoothies, cereals, salads, chia pudding and more. Just sprinkle them on everything. Plain and simple.
- Chia seeds are raw, gluten, dairy, grain, egg and nut free and also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.