Superfood: Chia Seeds
Little known in Europe, but very popular in Latin America, chia seeds are small seeds, but with great virtues. Indeed, chia seeds are known to be one of the best allies for staying healthy. But is this really the case? Should we be consuming it regularly? If we did, what would happen?
For better digestion
You should know that chia seeds are very rich in fiber. 100 grams of chia seeds contain approximately 35 grams of fiber. In this sense, chia seeds then act to ensure good transit, i.e. good intestinal health. Indeed, fibers intervene to facilitate digestion and to reduce the acidity present in the stomach. Chia seeds can therefore properly help you if you are suffering from constipation.
For effective weight loss
In addition, chia seeds are also a great appetite suppressant. This is due to their mucilaginous property which causes them to swell on contact with a liquid. This property has an effect on the feeling of hunger, because it gives a feeling of satiety. This prevents you, subsequently, from snacking between meals. So, if you want to lose weight, it is best to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.
For better bone and tooth health
Another good thing about chia seeds is that they help support healthy teeth and bones. As they are also rich in calcium, they have the benefit of strengthening teeth and bones. Moreover, if you are lactose intolerant, you can very well replace milk with chia seeds to ensure your bone health. In addition, it seems that chia seeds can even prevent osteoporosis.
For beautiful skin
Chia seeds also have the property of hydrating the skin. Indeed, they are strongly composed of proteins. These then act to nourish the skin in depth and therefore to hydrate it. By consuming chia seeds regularly, you will then give your skin a certain elasticity. Chia seeds also have the ability to regenerate the skin by repairing its tissues. Additionally, you can use chia seeds on your skin if you suffer from irritation.
For more energy
Finally, chia seeds are also known to be a good ally for athletes. As they are rich in carbohydrates, potassium and proteins, they allow athletes to control their blood sugar level, especially during physical exertion. Moreover, chia seeds hold more potassium than bananas. In this sense, they are therefore more effective for recovery after heavy physical activity.