Thursday, 2 May 2013

Have you tried Chia Seeds? Nature's Superfood


Chia seeds are a ancient seed from Central and Southern Mexico and Guatemala, they are also a super food. 

Whole chia seeds are not only one of the highest known vegetarian sources of OMEGA 3 in the world, but they are also high in fibre, calcium, iron, selenium and zinc. They provide a source of protein and are easy to use as they are a tiny, tasteless seed. Simply add them to your favourite foods, smoothies, juices or water to help achieve a balanced diet.





Chia seeds are an ancient, workout power food. It is said that the Aztec and Incan warriors used to eat them and run long distances between different tribal areas.So if your someone who exercises regularly it is perfect for you, it will give you endurance when working out so drink some before your workouts and after. 

Not only do they provide energy, they are also used for weight loss, leveling blood sugar, and for aiding intestinal regularity.




Chia seeds do an amazing thing: they absorb fluids to swell to 10-15 times their size, creating a gel-like substance that will keep you full for hours so they suppress your appetite. I cant say that worked for me unless I'm not taking them properly.



Gel-like substance

HOW MUCH CHIA SHOULD WE EAT?
 
Nutritionists recommend that 15g (one tablespoon) of chia is consumed each day. Be sure to drink plenty of water as chia is very high in fiber.

Thanks for reading my post, let me know if you have tried these seeds and what you thought of them.

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