Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that’s native to Mexico and Guatemala which are either white or a dark brown and black color. They where used domestically by by ancient Mexicans. These tiny seeds are considered another super nutrient and a natural source of energy.
Here is a top ten properties of these ancient seeds:
Chia seed has the ability to slow down digestion which has a potential to be a natural treatment for type 2 diabetes.
High in Fiber
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fiber.
Chia seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids.
Teeth And Bones
recommended calcium daily intake increase by 18 per cent per serving of chia seed.
Manganese it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin.
Increase in Phosphorus
With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus
Chia seeds are perfect for vegetarians to as they a re great source of protein with no cholesterol.
Fight Belly Fat
Insulin resistance can be tied to an in crease in belly fat, chia seeds have a stabilizing effect to blood sugar which fights the resistance.
chia seeds also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood
Chia seeds are good for your heart due to increasing healthy cholesterol and lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol.
Chia seeds have been around for thousands of years dating back to the Aztec era. These seeds were known as the “running food”. It was said the Aztec warriors where powered on the Chia seed and was considered more valuable than gold during the conquests. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language
So why spend all your money on energy drinks that are full of sugar that will give you that energy crash during a competition or long distant run, make your own homemade natural energy drink that has been proven for over thousands of years with all the added benefits of extra minerals and vitamins. All you need is chia seeds a table spoon and coconut water. Grind three tablespoons of chia seed and add to a cup of water and add a bit of lemon juice for flavoring and natural electrolytes. Wait for 10 minutes and it turns into a gel, no more fake coloring and sweetener just natural goodness giving you a better boost to workout.
Along with promoting weight loss chia seeds help with preventing dehydration sustaining energy levels and with the Onega 3 fatty acids in there they can act as an anti-inflammatory to.