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Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Or how to eat chia seeds?

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is  the unique food of the Aztecs and Mayans. One spoon of chia porridge was enough for hunters and soldiers for all the day.

Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants and can reduce sugar level in the blood. Regular consumption of chia seeds helps to lose weight and strengthen the immune system. Nutritionists recommend adding a little chia seeds in oatmeal or smoothies.

Health benefits of chia seeds:

  • Chia seeds – an excellent source of antioxidants
  • Chia seeds help to lose weight. It sounds unbelievable, but these little seeds absorb 12 times its weight when mixed with water or in the stomach. It gives a feeling of satiety, banishes cravings for junk fudu, and, in fact, saving you the extra calories, and promotes proper operation of the digestive system.
  • In seeds of chia calcium is five times greater than in milk, two times more protein than any other seeds or grains, two times more potassium than in bananas.
  • Chia seeds in a lot of omega-3 and omega-6, which must be present in the diet daily. The fatty acids of omega-3 essential for the heart and lower cholesterol.
  • Chia seeds also help reduce blood pressure and stabilize blood sugar levels. According to the study of diabetic status, conducted in Toronto, after only 3 months of daily use chia seeds, blood study was less viscous and prone to blood clots, and the pressure in study participants significantly decreased.

How to eat chia seeds?

Here are the simplest recipes:

Energy drink:

 Cocktail-jelly for 2 servings

 chia – 2 tbsp

 lime juice – 2 tbsp

 honey – 4 tablespoons

 Water – 2 cups

 Chia pour water in a ratio of at least 1:2 and left for the night, the morning will be a nice thick jelly. Mix everything in a blender, the smaller scroll, the better the texture will remain.

 Resembles an ordinary starch jelly, you can add fresh berries or soaked chia with dried apricots, prunes – and with them the same grind.

 Competitors write that this pudding is very cool recharges energy, including drink it before a run (probably still maintaining a pause).

Cocktail-jelly for 2 servings

 chia – 2 tbsp

 Crackers:

 chia – 1 cup

 Dried tomatoes – 1/2 cup (you can soak up an hour, if dry – dried is not necessary)

 Basil Green – ’20

 lemon juice – 2 tbsp

 Honey – 1 tbsp

 sea ​​salt to taste

 Chia soak for 8 hours in filtered water. During this time, chia greatly swell, so you need a lot of water.

 Then all the ingredients are ground in a blender or food processor – with ourselves chia from this will not do anything, they will remain intact seeds, but the tomatoes and basil peremelyutsya.

 Put the mixture with a spoon on the dehydrator sheets, smear a layer of 5 mm thickness and dried 16 hours. Slightly reminiscent of rye bread, with only the bright flavor of basil and tomatoes.

 You can add a little olive oil for flexible crackers.

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