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Don’t you know that the chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet? They are loaded with numerous microelements that are so important for your body, let’s view some of its benefits…
Chia seeds are white and black seeds from the plant, which is related to mint and grows natively in South America. The word “chia” means strength, this is a healthy spring full of energy, it was consumed by Aztecs and Mayans if go back into history but only recently it was recognized as actually a superfood.
These chia seeds are small in size but nutritious, they offer:
high fiber content, which gives longevity;
omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed for proper heart function;
antioxidants, which also include plant nutrients.
Compared to any other plant, chia seeds are very high in quality protein, it’s like 14% protein, a good balance of amino acids in chia seeds, gives you a permission to use the protein in them for your body.
Talking about protein benefits for body, it has numerous healthy benefits and one of them is the closet weight loss nutrient-friend.
Consuming a high ammount of protein, you will reduce your appetite and also the researches showed that protein intake reduces the obsessive thoughts about food by 60% and also night snacking by 50%.
Intaking chia seeds with the high ammount of protein and not consuming animal products, you surround yourself with absolute benefits.
Some believe that chia seeds are able to help you with weight loss, they are full of fibre, which when get into your body immediately absorbs a high ammount of water, then it fills up your stomach and slows down the rate of your body proccesses whatever you ate. So it brings the feeling of fullness and you will eat less during next meal time.
Chia seeds contain more Omega-3 than salmon but this Omega-3 is not so beneficial, because this is Alpha Linolenic Acid, which needs to be converted into an active forms before getting into your body. Chia seeds do not supply DHA, which is the most important Omega-3 fat, still eating fat fish and consuming fish oil, your body will get this DHA but this fish consuming must be regular, if you are a vegetarian, you need DHA supplement.
Since chia seeds are full of fibre, protein and Omega-3 they are able to improve metabolic health. The researches showed that the chia seeds consuming together with oats and soy protein lowers the level of bad cholesterol, increases the level of good cholesterol and reduces inflamation.
Chia seeds can really decreese the risk factor but only in case you bring changes into your diet.
This plant includes calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein all these are so essential for your bones. Chia seeds are an excellent well of calcium for those, especially, who don’t eat dairy products.