Do you feel tired often? Add chia to your diet.

Do you feel tired often? Add chia to your diet.

By Richa Garg  on: 08 April 2017
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Chia Seeds - The word

Chia means  Strength.

 

Knowingly or unknowingly you would have

savored these tiny seeds in your subs,

breads, granola bars, muffins, brownies

and salads.

 

For traditional Indian cuisine lovers these

power boosters find their way in your

summer favroite Faluda.

 

Little did you know these are power packs

of energy boosters?

 

The soldiers of Aztec empire now the Mexico City called it runners food

and said just 1 spoonful of chia could sustain them for 24 hours.

 

Lets divulge into the ocean of nutrients they hold.

 

Omega-3 Rich - Chia seeds have a huge percentage (20%) of omega-3 a plant

food substitute for fish-oil. Omega-3 is an important fatty acid that does not get

generated in the body and is available only via diet.

Being rich in Omega-3 makes Chia seeds of utmost importance in natural nutrient

industry:

All pregnant mommies add these tiny seeds to make your tiny babys brain develop

better. The required intake of omega-3 rich foods leads to Higher- IQ and better

brain development of the baby.

 

  • Prevents cardiovascular diseases.
  • Prevents dementia and maintains brain health with ageing.
  • Helps in fighting bi-polar depression and anxiety.

 

Dietary Fiber: Are you from the club of salads haters that make way to your plate  

 for the sake of fiber they have. One serving of Chia seeds completes your one

days requirement of dietary fiber.  All the carbs it has are fiber.

Rich fiber content of chia improves:

  • Bowel Regularity.
  • Higher Fiber content makes it a good insulin level balancer.
  • Chia seeds curb hunger and suppresses appetite.
  • Chia has a soluble fiber that supports the growth of probiotics in the gut.

 

A healthy treat for your heart:

 

Chia has anti-inflammatory properties. It regulates:

 

  • Bad Cholesterol.
  • Lowers the blood pressure.
  • It works as an anticoagulant.

Chia seeds helps the body to absorb fat soluble vitamins A,D, E and K.

 

Enhances your Athletic Performance:

 

Consuming chia seeds improves your exercise performance. It works the same way as

a sugar laden sports drink does but saves you from the loading calories.

 

Balances your Insulin:

 

Chia works on the gross root causes of development of diabetes:

It improves your metabolism disorders like dyslipidemia(excessive fat in the blood) 
 

  • Regulates insulin resistance

Stronger bones:

Chia has about 18% of daily calcium needs of our body.

Boron is a very crucial nutrient present in Chia. Boron present in chia promotes:

  • Bone density, preventing osteoporosis. In some cases reverses Arthritis.          
  • Used by many athletes as it improves body%u2019s ability to increase testosterone.
  • This helps in recovering from exercises, aches, pains and building muscle mass.
     
  • Boost concentration, focus and the ability to learn new information.
     
  • Reduces menopausal and PMS symptoms.
     
  • Allergies

 

Builds muscle mass and helps lose weight:

 

Its a top plant based source of protein.

Chia adds lean muscle and burns fat.

 

Works on roots of Breast and Cervical Cancer:

 

Chia seeds kills the malignant cells without harming the normal health cells.

 

Improves your Dental Health:

Saves you from your trip to someone you and your pocket fears the most The

Dentist.

  • Rich in Zinc it prevents tarter by keep plaque from depositing on your teeth.
  • Antibacterial effect keep away the bad breath.
  • Vitamin A and phosphorus makes it important for strong teeth and a healthy mouth.

 

For the ones who believe in statistics:

 

28 grams, or about 2 tablespoons of Chia supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate!

 

Do you gain all your weight due to that sweet tooth?

 

Its has a solution for your sugar cravings too!!

The water that Chia absorbs keeps you feeling fuller longer reducing your sugar

cravings.

 

Finding it tough to get rid of your Pooch Belly?

 

The dietary addition of chia seeds also reduces visceral adipose tissue, a belly

fat tissue that effects the metabolism of the body and is a component of obesity!

 

Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and can easily be added to most dishes as a

garnish, yet chewing small seeds like chia generally doesnot make the omega- and

other nutrients readily available for digestion and assimilation. The best way to

access their vitamins and minerals is to either grind or soak them.

 

Soak Chia in 1:10 ratio of chia to water. Let it be there for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

 

Added so much to your information about Chia- that will not help. Rush and grab your

bag of Chia from your grocer or online at 

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Best way to get energy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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