Chia seed is an ancient food that is experiencing a revival. This seed is a member of the family of Salvia Hispanica. This seed was very popular as one of the traditional food for the people of the Incan, Mayan, and Aztec.
Chia is the Mayan word for strength. Chia is deemed capable of providing large energy spike. Many people in Mexico say that one tablespoon of Chia can provide energy for up to 24 hours.
Chia seed is said to contain:
- 2 times the protein of any other seed
- 5 times the calcium of milk
- 2 times the potassium of bananas
- 3 times the antioxidants of blueberries
- 3 times the iron of spinach
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 in large quantities
Chia seed is hydrophilic, which absorb water to create a mucilaginous gel.
Antioxidants – Chia seed has a very strong antioxidant properties. Moreover, Chia seeds can be stored for up to 5 years without loss of quality, both in terms of taste and nutrition.
Mild Taste – Chia has a mild flavor and you can combine the seed with a variety of foods without changing their taste. Most people use Chia in sauce, pudding, smoothies, and so forth.
The ‘Dieter Dream Food’ – Chia is a dream for every dieter. Chia can reduce the consumption of calories and fat without reducing the quality of taste. One serving of Chia contains fewer calories than the portion of the diet foods in general. Not only lowering calories, Chia is also able to maintain blood sugar levels and induce weight loss.
Sugar Absorption – Chia consumption will slow down the absorption of sugar by the system. Chia is able to slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. Chia allows energy to be released without being accompanied by a massive release of sugar. Chia is highly recommended for all patients with diabetes.
Absorb and Retain Water – Chia is hydrophilic, so it will help to prolong the hydration and electrolytes retaining processes during exertion.
Easy to digest – Chia is easy to digest
Colon cleansing – Chia is able to function in the process of colon cleansing. This seed is able to get rid of the accumulated debris in the gut.
Affordable – Chia is sold at an affordable price. The average Chia consumption a day spends only about 25 cents.
Chia consumption can be beneficial for some of the issues below:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Acid Reflux
- High Cholesterol
- Celiac disease
Benefits for tissue regeneration
Tissue regeneration supported by Chia. Chia consumption is strongly recommended in the healing of injuries. Chia is highly recommended for bodybuilders and pregnant women.
How to use:
The most common way is by soaking. Soak your Chia seeds for a few minutes.
To create a Chia gel you should add 1/3 cup of Chia in 2 cups of water. Mix well and once completed, save your gel in the refrigerator. The gel will be lasting up to 3 weeks. You can eat this gel whenever you like.
You can combine Chia on a variety of juices, not limited to the water. Add Chia on your juice, and you will get useful nutrients without lowering the quality of taste. Chia can also be presented dry. Simply sprinkle Chia to your salad, or grind Chia seed in a coffee grinder. You will acquire Chia flour that can be sprinkled into smoothies and soups.