Here, I want to share the information about chia seeds, and many health benefits of chia seeds, and how you can use them in your daily life?
Now, chia seeds were used by Mayan and Incan warriors. They were called warrior food. Now today, oftentimes runners call them runners’ food. But again, before that, they were called warriors food. And the reason is chia seeds are so high in nutrients. Specifically, they are high in omega-3 fatty acids. They are high in B vitamins and they are also high in certain minerals like selenium.
Benefits of Chia seeds in Detail-
I think the biggest benefit of Chia is the essential fatty acids.
So we know that chia seeds have great benefits. And if you are looking for a boost of energy. The reason why chia is so good and is actually known as warriors’ food. The warriors would carry a little pouch on their belt and they would say one tablespoon of chia is worth a day’s energy. So when they were in battle having to fight they would use it. This is proven today with medical studies.
It affects your energy levels so endurance. It has high protein. One little tiny ounce of it has four-point nine (4.9)grams of protein. So it is a really good source of nutrients.
In fact, a recent study was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning, and they found that consuming chia seeds was as energizing as consuming Gatorade or a popular sports drink. So we know that chia is great for energy levels because it contains a small amount of complex carbohydrates, but lots of healthy fat and protein. In fact, chia seeds are your highest plant-based source of protein along with another superfood called spirulina. Now, chia seeds are beneficial for a few other reasons.
2.Helps to Build and Repair Cells
Essential fatty acids are the component that helps build your cell. The membrane of the cell the little tiny things inside the cell. They are called organelles that run the cell. It has more omega-3 than salmon. It is five times as much calcium more calcium than milk, high fiber, vitamin B2 B1 B3. It has niacin. It has boron which actually helps calcium makes bone solid. It also has a certain type of fat called the polyunsaturated fatty acids, which basically ionizes calcium It allows calcium to go into the tissues deeper.
Omega-3 fats. We know omega-3 fats reduce inflammation so that can help fight heart disease. It can help fight joint pain or arthritis, anything that is inflammatory, any inflammatory condition, chia seeds can help with that.
4.Helps in Weight Loss in the most healthy way
Chia seeds are also high in fiber. So they can support fat loss. We know fiber helps keeps you full longer. That way food intake can be avoided for a longer time and fewer calories would be added to your body. And that way you get energy and feel fuller for a long time. That means the best way to lose weight.
5.Chia seeds cleanse the colon
It helps cleanse the colon. And chia seeds have a unique type of fiber called mucilaginous fiber which is why it sort of gels up. So you can use chia seeds to detox the colon and so a great form of fiber. I put several tablespoons in a superfood smoothie. Also, it is a great natural mineral supplement. It is high in minerals. It is high in vitamins, using it that way as well.
6.Chia seeds Enhance Oxygen Flow to your system
If you are actually working out hard and you consume chia seed, you will spike the essential fatty acids and you recover faster. Why because essential fatty acids allow the transportation of oxygen through the system. They allow the oxygen exchange in your lungs. They push the oxygen into the hemoglobin into the blood and basically help you recover faster. Helping you stabilize blood sugars.
7.Help in Estrogen Issues
The essential fatty acids help postmenopausal for estrogen issues and also.
How to Use Chia Seeds?
Now, some of my favorite recipes for chia.
- One is to do a chia seed super shake. I will put in one cup of blueberries, two to three tablespoons of chia, and go and do a superfood smoothie.
2. You can add chia seed to any milkshake may be of apple or bananas, etcs
3. You can add Chia seed To your golden milk(turmeric-milk) and add one tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil or desi gee to it and take it before going to bed. It’s results are marvelous. It repairs you and gives you more energy for the next morning. It is most of my favorite one.
4. Also, chia seed pudding. Because chia has mucilaginous properties, it will sort of getting that gel-like texture, which makes it great to add to the pudding. So you can make a vanilla pudding or a chocolate pudding using some natural protein powder.
5. A few other thoughts here with chia. I love using it as an energy-boosting snack. In fact, I will mix chia with coconut oil and a drop of peppermint oil. And that is something that I will do if I am going out. So again, chia seeds, coconut oil, peppermint oil, it is the ultimate energy-boosting snack.
6. And one other unique thing about chia seeds is they can be used to replace eggs. So if you have a recipe and you are wanting to go egg-free. Because eggs are so often connected to food allergies and food sensitivities. You can do one tablespoon of chia to three tablespoons of water, mix that and it can replace an egg in any recipe.
If you are deficient in essential fatty acids your skin is going to be flakey, pili, rough, you know. You see people with like these flakes of skin coming out of their ear or their nose or their head. That is basically an essential fatty acid deficiency.
If you are deficient in this fatty acid you are going to get ridged nails. The essential fatty acids work with the B vitamins. Work with the trace minerals all to make hair skin and nail real really nice.
If you are deficient in this fatty and you can get Charley horses why because we talked about the ionization of calcium. Calcium drives deep into the tissues. If you are deficient in that you can get cramping sunburn. Why because you need calcium to protect from excess Sun. You can literally take to your feeds to enhance your essential fatty acids to minimize sunburns. If you actually are sunburned, to recover from that consuming essential fatty acids from this.
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