Chia Seed - The Superfood

Published on 29 April 2020 at 12:59

Benefits of Chia Seeds

 Even though the chia seeds is super small, they have numerous health benefits and if they do not exists in your diet already, they should from now on. 

They are low in calories, high in fiber, contains loads of antioxidants and seeing it is a plant they have a high number of protein.  Along with oat milk they are high in calcium and magnesium which are great for bone health. 

How to Add Them in Your Diet

Chia seeds don´t have  a specific taste, which make them super easy to add in your diet. 

smoothie bowls, pancakes, yoghurt, puddings, salads are a few of the meals you can add in chia seeds to your diet. They are super easy to prepare and they have a great ability to soak in fats, juices, water, milk and they are a super substitute for eggs.   

Eggs are often  used to thicken sauces, pastes or dough. If you replace one egg with one tablespoon of chia seeds in your milk, water, sauce you will not need eggs.


Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet

Only one serving (1 Tablespoon) of chia seeds contains the following 

  1. 4 grams of protein
  2. Calcium
  3. Magnesium
  4. Phosphorus 
  5. Vitamin B3, B1 and B2
  6. 11 grams of fiber
  7. Antioxidants
  8. High in omega-3 fatty acid

All of the nutrient ingredients above are extremely good for your health and can help lower your blood sugar and cholesterol and improve your bone health and digestive system. As you can see, by just adding one tablespoon of chia seeds in your daily diet will help you get several necessary nutrients. The chia seeds are wholegrain, vegan, organic and non-GMO.

The carbs  in chia seeds are 90 percent fiber, which your body does not digest, which makes it low in carbs and a low-carb friendly food. The seeds contains more omega-3 fatty acid than salmon, which makes them easy to replace if you are on a plant based diet.

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