Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds
Do not be fooled by the size these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. They are loaded with fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
Chia seeds benefits are even greater than we realized.
benefits include promoting
healthy skin reducing sign of ageing. These are
loaded with antioxidants. Most importantly antioxidants fight the production of
free radicals ,which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to ageing and
Helps to reduce bad cholesterol. Thus supporting the heart. Someone is less likely to develop atherosclerosis when he or she regularly consumes chia seeds. Chia seeds protect the heart by lowering BP, bad cholesterol and inflammation.
Helps to build stronger muscles and bones.
Help in weight loss , these seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods, Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings.
Studies have found that it limits the growth of cancer cells in both breast and cervical cancers. Researchers also found that it caused cell death of the cancer cell without harming the normal healthy cells. This is a great discovery for women struggling with these increasingly common type of cancers.
Frequently asked questions:
How to use it?
You do not have to grind chia seeds to access their nutrition . You can eat them whole. You can even just eat a spoonful straight. You can grind it also but after grinding, its important to store them in a sealed glass container in your refrigerator.
They can be eaten raw or soaked in juice, added to porridge, pudding or added to baked goods or mix it with yogurt, soup or sprinkle on a salad.
How much chia seeds should be eaten?
Recommended dose is 2 table spoon per day.
2 tbs of chia seeds contain:
Calories – 136cal
Protein – 4.6gm
Fat – 8.6gm (only 0.9gm of the fat consists unhealthy saturated fat, the rest is unsaturated fat includes a high proportion of heart healthy omega 3 fats.
Dr. Suman Setia BAMS DNHE PGDHHM
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