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One day, I heard about chia seeds and the benefits that consuming them can bring us. So I was curious, especially since more and more celebrities have already included them in their diet.
First of all, I discovered, to my surprise, that although they are fashionable today, they have been around for a long time : indeed, the Mayan and Aztec civilizations consumed them in a massive way, they made part of their daily food. “So no reason not to taste it,” I said to myself.
Here are their main properties: they are very healthy, they do not contain gluten, but they are rich in Omega 3, antioxidants and fiber. British food blogger Madeleine Shaw establishes their properties by comparing them to other well-known products:
Chia seeds have:
- Five times more calcium than milk.
- Three times more antioxidants than blueberries.
- Three times more iron than spinach.
- Twice the fiber of oats.
- Twice the protein of any vegetable.
- Twice as much potassium as a banana.
Awesome, don’t you think? Now I can tell you about the benefits that I discovered.
They are very good
They taste like nuts, so it’s easy to combine them with other foods. I love putting it in my pies, cakes and salads.
I recovered the energy that I had lost
This may be the first change I have seen. Indeed, as I have already mentioned, they contain twice as much potassium as a banana, so it is an ideal source of energy.
Now I remember everything and I’m more efficient
I had so much to do that I felt overwhelmed. When I started consuming these seeds, I was able to organize myself better, my thoughts began to be clearer and I was more alert. Here is the explanation:
According to Madeleine Shaw, chia seeds contain a lot of Omega 3 (even more than some fish). This is very good for the central nervous system, for the cells and our vital organs. This is why chia seeds are great for memory.
The quality of my skin has improved a lot
Chia seeds hydrate, so your skin looks younger. They are ideal for athletes because they absorb 10 to 20 times your weight in water, and allow you to stay hydrated longer.
I lost weight without realizing it, my appetite decreased
I have always struggled to be consistent in my diet, I have started dieting several times. But thanks to the chia seeds, I started to lose weight, and my pants don’t tighten like they used to.
In fact, their high fiber content speeds up the digestion process and they have an appetite suppressant effect. I incorporate these seeds in juices, jams (they are super good), in salads, meat, sauces ….
The excess fat disappeared and my figure began to tone up
Since chia seeds fill me with energy, I started redoing things that I felt too tired for, like, say, going for a walk. I burn fat and tone my skin. What is more, its protein content helps strengthen muscle tissue. It’s awesome !
I eliminated the impurities from my body
Thanks to their high fiber content, my intestinal flora was rebalanced, I eliminated fluids and toxins. I didn’t realize it at first, but now I’m making the most of my good health.
I found that chia seeds relieve joint pain
Having become a fan of chia seeds, I recommended them to my mother so that she could incorporate them into her diet. To my surprise, after a few days she told me she had less pain in her joints.
So I did some research on it, and found that Omega 3 acid is not only good for your central nervous system, but also has anti-inflammatory properties, thus relieving joint pain.
Wait no more!