You’ve probably heard of chia seeds. In case you haven’t yet tried them I urge you to do it. Why? Because these little seeds contain so much goodness, you can hardly find the same ratio and combination anywhere else.
See for yourself: 2 tbs contain 85 kkal and each and every one of them has maximum benefits for our body. This includes fatty acids omega-3, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamins A, E, C plus niacin and riboflavin.
Because of high percentage of calcium, chia seeds can help to reduce the risk of ostheoporosis. It’s great for someone who can’t drink milk.
Antioxidants in chia seeds help to reduce blood pressure, lessen risk of heart diseases and help to prevent cancer.
If your concern is an excessive weight you can also rely on chia. Due to their high fiber and protein ratio they fill up the space in the stomach, slow down the digestion speed and extend the time when you don’t feel hungry.
I prefer to soak them in for 10-15 minutes. You can use soaked chia seeds as a drink, add them to your smoothie or make a pudding. They have light nutty flavor and blend well with any kind of milk or yoghurt.
Try my recipe of Papaya Chia seeds Snack!