Chia seeds
A tiny black Chia seeds are from the plant Salvia Hispanica.Nutrients dense and highly energy giving Chia seeds are mainly grown in Mexico.Chia means strength in Mayan language.Salvia hispanica is the botanical name of this seeds.It is having lots of medicinal properties and easily digestible.It is known  as runners food . Runners are using as a fuel  while running a long distance.Chia Seeds are good absorbent ,when we soak in water the size of the seeds are expanding up to ten times of their original size and form a gel like a substance.It is having ability to slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.

Nutrients in Chia seeds 

Chia seeds contains essential omega 3 atty acids like alpha -linolenic acid,alpha linoleic acid ,mucin,strontium,rich in high powerful antioxidants ,vitamins like vitamin A,D,B,complex like Thiamine(B1), niacin (B 6) and vitamin E,rich in minerals like calcium,potassium,maganese,magnesium,iodine,sulphurur,iron ,copper,zinc,protein and dietary fiber.

Regular intake of Chia seeds will helps to
  • Cure premature skin, aging due to inflammation and free radical damage because of its high antioxidant property.
  • Balances the blood sugar levels ,reduces insulin sensitivity,regulate the insulin secretion.
  • Regulates bowel movements and prevents piles.
  • Promotes good digestion,suppresses the appetite,which can leads to weight loss because it is rich soluble dietary fiber.
  • Reverse inflammation and reduce cholesterol.
  • Reduces the high blood pressure,prevent Atherosclerosis and improves the heart function.
  • Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and good for diabetes.
  • Boost your metabolism and burn belly fat.
  • Good for bones and healthy muscles because it is having high amount of  calcium, magnesium,phosphorus and protein these all nutrients are essential for bone healthy bones and muscles.
  • Fight breast and cervical cancer because of its antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids content.
  • Keeps away bad breath and germs from mouth because of its anti bacterial activity.Wonder food for teeth because it is rich in calcium,zinc,phosphorus and vitamin A.
  • Acts as a energy booster.
  • We can have it as a raw form,soaked form,sprouted ,grind the chia seeds to make coffee,pan cakes,muffins,breads and pasta.
    Chia seeds are available in the market . We can use this highly nutritious ,energy giving,easily digestible,fiber rich seeds for healthy living.

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