Did You Know… Chia Seeds are a Nutritional Powerhouse
Chia seeds are referred to as a nutritional powerhouse due their high nutritional content. These little seeds are loaded with fiber and are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and so much more.
Chia seeds can also be used in a vegan diet as a substitute for eggs and butter.
These little seeds can be added into our daily foods, add them into your smoothies, your salads, onto your toast and your oats. They are very hydrating so add some into your water bottles for the day or after an intense workout. These seeds can be used to make a natural fruit jam in place of pectin or added into your baked goods, granola bars, granola and homemade snacks. You can add them right into your overnight oats, which is one of my favourite ways to enjoy them. The possibilities are endless.
Please note, as with everything we eat moderation is key, too much of anything (even a superfood) is not a good thing.
Including chia seeds in your diet can:
- Help control appetite
- Balance blood sugar levels
- Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Helps control sugar cravings
- Aid in digestion and weight loss goals
- Provide high amounts of antioxidants and strengthens the immune system
- Improve memory and mental clarity
- Help cleanse the colon
- Reduce inflammation
- Help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails
These little seeds are jammed packed with an abundance of nutrients and contain more vitamins and minerals then many of the common foods we eat.
Chia seeds have:
- 15 times more magnesium then broccoli
- 8 times more omega-3 then wild salmon
- 7 times more vitamin C then oranges
- 6 times more protein then kidney beans
- 5 times more calcium then milk
- 3 times more iron the spinach
- 3 times more antioxidants then blueberries
Why Chia Seeds ?
|Stronger Bones with Calcium & MagnesiumBeing a rich source of calcium & magnesium, these chia seeds make a healthy option for people who don’t eat or like dairy foods & want to maintain bone health.||Good Digestion with FiberRich in fiber & protein, these chia seeds bulk up your favourite foods & ease your weight management efforts by giving you satiety & smooth digestion.||Healthy Heart with Omega-3Being a good source of omega-3 makes it a perfect food to keep your heart healthy and young.||Nourished Skin with AntioxidantsMunch on it or make a scrub, chia seeds are a good source of antioxidants that may help protect & nourish damage cells into your skin.|
How to make a healthy swap ???
|Ditch your boring lemon water for weight loss, switch to lemon organic chia water or kiwi chia water.||Make your regular banana smoothies/shakes healthier with the gooey & organic chia seeds.||Transform your daily salads into a more fibrous & mouthwatering cuisine with organic chia seeds.|
Ways to add in your diet
|3 steps Chia PuddingPour 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other milk) or curd into a jar or glass.Add 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds with half teaspoon of honey (optional) into it, mix it well & let it settle for 15-20 mins.Top it with your favorite fruits & nuts & your healthy chia pudding is ready to eat.||Chia SpreadTake a cup of few strawberry or any other frozen berries of your choice.Add a few teaspoons of honey (as per your taste) & 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds into it.Cook, and stir over medium-low heat until it thickens.Your healthy version of chia is ready to spread over your tossed breads.||Chia Ice-Cream PopsFor a healthy dessert- Combine your favorite berries (half a cup-mashed) with 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds in a bowl.Add coconut milk (or any other milk- 1/2 cup) into it.Mix and blend it properly & freeze it in ice pop tray.Enjoy this wholesome nutritious icecream.|
So get creative and have fun with these powerful seeds.