Chia seeds got the name from an Aztec word. It was the word ‘chian’ which signifies ‘oily’ because that’s actually the best benefit chia can offer: the abundance of unsaturated fat like omega-3 acids.
People don’t understand that omega-3 and omega-6 are completely different. Omega-3 are harder to find: chia seeds, kiwi seeds, flax seeds as well as fish oils. Omega-6 can be found in numerous food products: avocadoes, vegetable oils, nuts, pretty much everywhere. It is extremely important that we try to create a balanced diet that will contain both, omega-3 and omega-6 acids. As it is easier to find foods which contain omega-6, we must try harder to consume foods which are rich in omega-3. That’s why today, we’re discussing about chia. They have the highest content of omega-3, even more than flax, perilla and kiwi seeds.
How Can Chia Seeds Improve Our Digestion?
Chia seeds have become popular a lot recently. People who are conscious about their health usually consume more flaxseeds or otherwise known as linseeds. If you put 1 spoon of linseed into water and let it rest for half an hour, it will become like gel, like a glutinous solution.
Chia seeds are exactly the same when you leave them to rest in water for a while. They are very beneficial for your gut as well as the complete digestive system since they’re abundant in fiber. This kind of a solution in the form of gel moves through your body faster and cleans everything. Gel is also good because the carbohydrates which break down fast are prevented and the action enzymes have on the carbs becomes slowed down.
Chia Seeds Are Abundant In Nutrients
Aztecs were the first people who started using chia as their main food. They offer endurance and can sustain. You can consume chia without eating anything else since it contains 19 amino acids which are all essential without the taurine.
Chia Doesn’t Contain Gluten
- Dietary fiber are its main benefit which heal our digestion and improve any problem with it
- Chia have almost 20% omega-3 ALA which means they are excellent for our heart and brain
- There are 8 times less omega-3 in salmon than in chia!
- It also contains 20% protein
- Another beneficial nutrient is the antioxidant content which is higher than in blueberries for four times
- There is more calcium in chia than in milk (five times!)
- There is also a high content of vitamin C in chia. It is seven times richer in it than oranges are
- It is also full in iron and it has three times more of it than spinach does
- Chia contains two times more potassium than bananas
- The consumption of chia will help us have healthy nails, hair and skin
- It’s a type of food that can be consumed by diabetics because it helps us balance our blood glucose levels
You can use chia seeds instead of eggs because they’re an amazing replacement. Put them in some water to create the gel form and add them in recipes with eggs!
You can combine chia with everything! People in Mexico combine them with fresh fruit juice or only water to create ‘chia fresca’. They can be also applied in salads. Sprout chia like you do with alfalfa seeds and that’s it!
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