What happens if you take chia seeds every day?
Chia seeds contain omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, twice as much protein as other seeds, antioxidant compounds, fiber and minerals that protect the body from various diseases.
In recent years, chia seeds have become significantly popular in weight loss diets and for general health.
Specifically, chia seeds contain omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, twice as much protein as other seeds, antioxidant compounds, fiber and minerals that protect the body from various diseases.
The International Journal of Molecular Sciences points out that chia prevents constipation and improves the diversity of the intestinal flora. In addition, it reduces muscle inflammation after intense exercise and helps reduce the feeling of appetite.
In addition, its beneficial effects on diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, its antioxidant potential, and its laxative and anti-inflammatory properties, among others, have been scientifically confirmed, according to a review of studies published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology.
On the other hand, they call it the queen of omega-3, since it is an excellent vegetable source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the vegetable precursor of omega-3 , according to the specialized health portal, Body and mind.
Likewise, chia seeds fill the stomach and produce a feeling of satiety thanks to their great capacity to absorb liquids. In addition, it regulates blood sugar levels and helps prevent cravings for sweets.
In the same way, it is necessary to emphasize that with 30 grams of chia, 20% of the recommended amount of calcium is obtained, (a fundamental mineral to maintain bone structure).
In addition to the above, chia has a high concentration of phenols, antioxidants that stop up to 70% of the activity of free radicals. This helps prevent premature skin aging and repair muscle tissue.
Although chia seeds have extensive properties, they should not be consumed in excess because it slows down their benefits. If a person consumes these seeds every day, the Atida Mi Farma portal points out that due to the high amount of fiber, digestive problems such as bloating, inflammation, Crohn’s disease and gas can appear. In addition, the excess of chia does not allow a proper absorption of nutrients such as iron.
How to prepare chia water to lose weight?
The Mejor con Salud health, beauty and personal care portal provides the recipe for a drink “capable of purifying the body, providing numerous antioxidants and facilitating weight loss”.
Before consuming it, it is recommended to have the approval of a doctor, it is worth mentioning that for the drink to have a positive effect it must be accompanied by a healthy diet and the practice of frequent physical activity and according to age.
Chia seed water with lemon for weight loss
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (5 g).
- 1 glass and ½ of water (300 ml).
- A lemon.
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g).
- Soak the teaspoon of chia seeds in half a glass of water (100 ml) for one hour. In this way, they will soften and that characteristic gel of this food will be formed.
- Squeeze the lemon. Once ready, mix it with the glass of water.
- Then, mix everything, the water with the lemon juice, along with the water where the chia seeds have formed that gel.
- For the drink to have a better texture, you can use a blender to mix everything. You can include a tablespoon of honey to sweeten the drink.
Nutritional content of chia seeds:
- Calories: 371 kcal.
- Proteins: 21.2 g.
- Carbohydrates: 42g.
- Total fat: 31.6 g.
- Saturated fat: 3.2 g.
- Polyunsaturated fats: 25.6 g.
- Omega 3: 19.8 g.
- Omega 6: 5.8 g.
- Vitamin A: 49.2 IU.
- Calcium: 556.8 mg.
- Phosphorus: 750.8 mg.
- Magnesium: 326 mg.
- Zinc: 44.5 mg.
- Potassium: 666.8 mg.
- Iron: 6.28 mg.
- Total fibers: 41.2 g.
- Insoluble fibers: 35.9 g.
- Insoluble fibers: 35.9 g