Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Eunice Tan By Eunice Tan, 15th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Without realizing, we lack several mineral or fiber that we need to maintain a good health. We need super food. Sometimes it is hard to find the super food. But do not worry there is chia seed.

Wahat is Chia Seed?

We need calcium, we need fiber, we need omega 6, we need omega 3 fatty acid, we need a super food. The super food is chia seed.

What is chia seed? Chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family called Lamiaceae. The native of this plant is Mexico and Guatemala. Chia actually is a name from the Mayan word, means “strength.”

And indeed there are many reasons to consume chia seed. Since these seed are very little, we can use them to make a pudding or add it to your salad or soup. You may also eat chia seed directly. Consume 15g/0.53oz (one tablespoon) of chia seed each day. After that, drink plenty of water as chia is very high in fiber.

These are the benefits of chia seed (the reason that it is good for us to consume them):

1. Chia seed contains large number of calcium, five times more calcium than milk

2. Chia is a great replacement for egg. Just combine chia seed with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg.

3. Chia seed contains more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon

4. Chia seed is good for healthy skin, hair and nails

5. Chia seed contains three times more iron than spinach

6. Chia seed contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges

7. Chia seeds contains twice the potassium content of banana

8. Chia is an extra boost of antioxidants

9. Chia is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids

10. Chia is great for digestion and healing digestion issues, as it is rich in fiber

11. Chia seed is gluten free

Isn’t it really a super food?


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