Chia seeds are consumed all over the world, given the host of benefits that they bring to the table. They are known to be the world’s oldest source of nutrition and have been used for medicinal purposes as well.
Today, they are widely available all over the world, and they are a real powerhouse of nutrition. Chia seeds can be eaten raw, soaked into your juice and added to many food preparations such as puddings, baked goods, porridge, smoothies, yogurt, salad, veggie dishes and other breakfast dishes as well.
A few benefits are highlighted below:
Rich In Antioxidants
Chia seeds are a rich source of antioxidants. They help fight the damage caused by free radicals and they also help prevent healthy fats from becoming rancid.
Low carb diet? Chia is the right choice!
If you are looking at reducing carbohydrates from your diet, Chia seeds are the way to go. It has on 1 gram of carb per ounce, which is indeed very low. They are a rich source of fibre, and they help you stay full for a longer time, this helps your weight loss efforts by curbing hunger cravings.
Treat your digestive system
The high source of fibre in Chia Seeds allows you to keep your digestive system in check. It feeds the bacteria in the intestine, which will enable them to thrive and in turn, nourish your body with the compounds that are essential for good overall health and immunity.
Great source of plant protein
Chia Seeds are a great source of plant protein; it is high compared to most other plants. When your diet is high in protein, it helps you improve overall muscle repair and also helps reduce one’s appetite.
Weight loss and Chia
If you are trying to lose weight, Chia is indeed a great idea as it helps absorb much water and is rich in protein and fibre, allowing you to stay full for longer and curbing hunger cravings.
So, if you are indeed looking for a great way to boost your immunity and lose weight, then you should include Chia seeds in your diet plan.
Make an appointment with Hermeet Singh Suri (HOM, BSc., RHN, Epigeneticist) at The Homeopathic Plus Centre and learn how you can indeed enjoy the benefits of eating natural foods and staying healthy.