Chia Seeds an Amazing Superfood!

October 28, 2014 Vicki No comments exist
  • Today people are becoming more familar with this great Superfood, using them in their morning smoothie, but also sprinkling them on salads and morning cerals.
  • Chia Breakfast Pudding has become one of my favorite warm breakfasts and it is egg and grain free! This tiny Superfood has quite a history and chuck full of nutrients.
  • The seeds are a staple food of Native Americans in the southwest and in Mexico. It was part of their diet since it was a high-energy, high-endurance food. As little as a teaspoon could power a 24 hour march for some. Sometimes, it was even the only food they would bring.
  • Here’s some great things about chia seeds
  • -30% of the chia seed’s oil is Omega 3 oil. 40% of its oil is Omega 6 oil. This provides the nice balance those who take supplemental Essential Fatty Acids are looking for. The chia seed’s substantially dense percentage in alpha-linolenic fatty acid also makes this seed a healthy dietary source of fatty acids.
  • -You do not need to grind the Chia Seeds to digest it. It is a relatively easy to digest seed, whereas flax seeds are not. Often, one has to grind flax seeds to be able to process them in their digestive system. That is not the case with chia seeds.
  • -Studies show that eating chia seed slows down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This leads scientists to believe that the chia seed may have great benefits for diabetics.
  • -The chia seed gels when becoming wet and this gel, when in our digestive systems, helps prevent some of the food, hence calories that we eat from getting absorbed into our system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes the chia seed a great diet helper. Eating the seeds also helps dieters by making them feel fuller faster so they will be less hungry!
  • -Chia seeds provide antioxidant activity

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