What are the Chia seeds?
The Chia seeds have become very popular in recent years and have gained a place in our heart and our table! This amazing superfood is a super healthy food you can add easily to various recipes (sweet or salty) and to give your organism a health push.
The Chia seeds or Salvia hispanica as they are scientifically called, are seeds (almost tasteless) extremely nutritional and the most important very digestive (even for persons sensitive on digestion of other seeds)
ATTENTION: To have the Chia seeds more digestive they have to undergo a specific and correct preparation!!!
The first cultivations of Chia seeds are found in Mexico, where apart of edible material were used for their healing and pharmaceutical properties as well, while it is worth noting that they were considered so precious that they were used even as a currency
Why I should integrate the Chia seeds in my nutrition?
Apart of many and precious ingredients, the Chia seeds offer an excellent benefit (especially for those who work or study at night) by offering huge amounts of energy.
NOTE: In Maya’s language the word “Chia” means “power”, a fact not chosen at random, since a spoon of Chia seeds could maintain in good condition any person for 24 hours! The seeds were mainly used by runners and warriors of the tribe of Maya in order to have energy amounts in the battle and great strength!
ATTENTION: In fact according to recent scientific studies regarding this seed –n superfood – its consumption may bring huge benefits to your organism as per example the cure of diabetes!
The nutritional value of Chia seeds
- Fiber (11gr. – 42% of Recommended Daily Value (RDV))
- Proteins (4,4 gr. – 9% of RDV)
- Omega – 3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
- Omega – 6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
- Copper (0,1 mg – 3% of RDV)
- Zinc (1,0 mg – 7% of RDV)
- Calcium (77 mg – 18% of RDV)
- Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% of RDV)
- Potassium (44,8 mg – 1% of RDV)
NOTE: The Chia seeds are also beneficial for many vitamins offered to organism, as vitamin A, complex of vitamins Β, vitamin Ε and vitamin D as well!
They also offer niacin, thiamine, iron, iodine, manganese, sulphur and magnesium, while it is important their offer in antioxidants and beneficial fiber.
ΝΟΤΕ: One portion of Chia seeds (about a handful) offers to organism about 11 grams of plant fiber, which promote the good operation of the intestine and the control of the body weight.
Finally the Chia seeds offer excellent benefits to the operation of heart, since they help on the control of cholesterol levels in the blood and reduce the blood pressure.
Chia seeds and slimming
These “magic” seeds can work out magic on your body. Since they strengthen the organism’s metabolic rate and promote the WEIGHT LOSS…in fact without realizing it!
Add the seeds in your various dishes and enjoy tasty foods while you lose weight! A portion of Chia seeds every day is capable of doing miracles on your dormant metabolism and naturally on your body! You will see your body changing slowly and you will lose body fat.
You strengthen your muscular tissue and you’ll have a healthier and attractive look!