I have been in love with chia seeds for a long time now. This little bitter healthy seed is just bursting with great things and can be used in so many different ways.
Maybe just a little touch on your breakfast oatmeal. If you’re making müsli, chia seeds will be the hero. Chia seeds mixed with coconut milk makes delicious chocolate when you’re in the mood for dessert.
Chia seeds is one of the best I things I can think of to eat in the morning. I take 2 dl almond milk and stir it together with 3 tablespoons chia seeds the night before. The next morning I top it off with some fruit and almond or homemade berry jam. Yummy, it tastes so great…
Read more about what the little seed is good for:
1. Reduced risk of heart disease
Chia seeds contains eight times as much omega-3 as salmon. Omega-3 also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Reduced risk of anxiety, depression and other physical symtoms
Magnesium is very important to our body and mind. Insufficient magnesium increases the risk of depression and anxiety, as well as the risk of diseases in the muscles, bones and the brain. Therefore, it is recommended that you take more magnesium in connection with your diet. This can happen, for example, by eating more broccoli, but chia seed contains 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. This makes the seeds a good source for increasing its intake of magnesium.
3. Reduced risk of iron deficiency
Chia contains three times more iron than spinach. This is especially important for women because many women suffer from iron deficiency. Lack of iron leads to tiredness, for example, to feeling dull.
4. Chia contains a lot of calcium
Most of us have at one time been advised to drink milk to get strong bones and teeth. But the fact is that chia seed contains 6 times more calcium than milk => you can minimize its milk intake.
5. Improves your body’s hydration
If you take potassium, you help the body to regulate its water and acid balance and fluid balance. Many people may automatically think of bananas when they are told to take more potassium, but chia seeds contain twice more potassium than bananas, which helps regulate your body’s hydration.
6. Chia seeds gives you strength
Some researchers believe that they have found that they increase their stamina and strength if they ingest the seeds before sporting.
7. Increases your stamina
The Tarahumara tribe in northern Mexico is considered by many as the world’s best long-distance runners. Chia seed is the basic food for this tribe, which is one of the reasons for their increased stamina when it comes to running.
8. Increases your feeling of being full
When the chia seeds are mixed with water, they are transformed into a yellow. If you eat this jelly, you increase your sense of being full. It can help you in the event of weight loss or to keep your weight straight.
9. You consume lots of antioxidants
If you eat chia seeds, you consume lots of antioxidants that are good for your health. It is often said that you should eat lots of blueberries, just because they contain a lot of antioxidants. But chia seed actually contains more antioxidants than blueberries! Researchers believe that antioxidants can help prevent cancer and counteract heart disease.
Chia seeds is a simple and quick way to get a lot of good stuff into the body – so with me, the little bit of healthy seed is fixed fixtures in the kitchen cabinet.