terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2011

Chia seeds - can't live without them anymore

  1. Help weight loss. Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
  2. Feel fuller faster: They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
  3. Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the "chia gel" can hydrate the body.
  4. Reduce your blood pressure: There's evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
  5. Omega-3: They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect againstinflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
  6. Benefits for diabetes: Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.
  7. They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don't need to be ground up.

    Chia seeds are said to have: 

  1. 2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,

  2. 5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that
    helps transfer calcium into your bones,

  3. 2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,

  4. 3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries

  5. 3 times more iron than spinach

  6. copious amounts of omega 3 and omega 6, which are essential fatty acids.

  7. 1 comentário:

    Mimi disse...

    Wow,I didnt know this!Can you just tell me how you eat them,do you need to cook them or something,or it can be eaten raw?Thanks