I call the chia seeds my special source of energy. The morning smoothie or oatmeal doesn’t taste right without these tiny black thingies.
Introducing them to my clients always passes with hesitation. People don’t want to believe a tablespoon of chia seeds will make them feel awesome and more energetic.
After a while, the same clients come and tell me how I was right and these chia seeds are perfect for their health status.
I really don’t want to say to them “I told you so”, but somehow that makes me really proud of myself.
All jokes aside.
I’m here to talk about the chia seeds because my husband used the last tablespoon of chia seeds in his smoothie this morning.
I felt devastated. That’s why I treated myself with a nice omelet with full-fat cheese. I visited the nearest village this weekend and one old man gave me homemade cheese. The taste is mouthwatering!
In the next couple of minutes, you will read why chia seeds are good for you and what happens in your body when you consume them.
Let’s dig in:
Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease
The Chia seeds are equipped with Omega-3. They contain 8 times more than salmon. With the help of the omega-3, the chia seeds reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Lowers the Risk of Anxiety, Depression and other physical disorders
If your body experiences magnesium deficiency, this means you are exposed to anxiety and diseases in your brain, bones, and muscles.
For increasing the level of magnesium in your body, it’s recommended for you to eat more broccoli.
However, chia seeds contain 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. You do the math.
Lowers the Risk for Iron Deficiency
Chia is full of iron. It contains more iron than you can find in spinach. This is really important for us, women. Many women suffer from iron deficiency.
This leads to lethargy and fatigue.
Enriches Your Body with Calcium
Consuming chia seeds on a regular basis means never leaving your body with low levels of calcium. I know you are taught to drink milk and get your bones strong.
Just imagine what you can do when you consume milk and chia seeds for breakfast.
A calcium bomb!
Improves Your Body’s Fluid Balance
You thought bananas have potassium? – Meet the chia seeds. The 2x source of potassium than bananas.
The potassium is really important for regulating the balance between water and acid.
Little Power Seeds for Big Strength at the Gym
Researchers say that chia seeds are able to provide your body with enough stamina and strength to get you through a nice workout.
Remember to consume them before you enter the gym.
Read: Rediscovering a Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs for more information.
Keeps the Energy Running for Longer
You might’ve heard that the Tarahumara tribe people in northern Mexico are considered as the best distance runners.
Do you know what’s their main food?
Chia seeds are their staple food. This is written in the book Chia: Rediscovering a Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs
You Will Feel Full Longer
If you mix water and chia seeds, you will notice how they create jelly. This gel will make you feel fuller longer.
This will help you maintain your ideal weight.
Packed with Antioxidants
Consuming chia seeds means packing up your body with antioxidants. They contain more antioxidants than blueberries.
They can prevent cardiovascular and other diseases.
So, chia seed pudding for breakfast?
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