As you may have already read on my about page, I am an advocate of natural health. For those of you who doesn’t know at all what natural health is – it is a natural healing practice that uses alternative medicine from nature as compared to just relying on synthetic drugs on the market.
I am nothing against synthetic drugs because I have used it several times in my lifetime. But just years ago, I transition myself to just use natural remedy in case I feel something bad about my health.
But hey, this particular page is not about natural health. I am sorry if it seems misleading you to a different topic – but yes, in some sort, we will be talking about natural health in connection with the intake of chia seed.
What Really Are The Benefits Of Chia Seeds To Our Health?
I hope you agree with me on this, almost all fruits and vegetables that we take and are provided by nature is good for the body compared to processed foods.
Heck! we all knew that since in grade school but yet most of us are guilty of the fact that we more prefer processed foods than natural and organic products.
Well, I really cannot blame you on that!
Because I am also guilty of my preference of food to take years ago even though I have full knowledge of the potential health consequences of my choices.
But the very reason I created this blog is because I want to share, to all of you who read this, about my personal conviction and now my advocacy of living a life in a natural way where I conform with nature and I only take what natures heartfully gave us and not the ones that are mass manufactured by big food processing companies in the industry.
Again, please forgive for my verbosity – this is just me! 😉
Okay, we go ahead now with these 10 benefits of chia seed to our health.
- Combat Diabetes
Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.
- Get More Fibre
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fibre, which is important for digestive health.
- Stock Up On Omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. “There’s better conversion of omega 3s into the plasma or into the food than with flax seed,” said researcher Wayne Coates.
- Stronger Teeth And Bones
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
- Don’t Forget Manganese
Manganese isn’t a well-known nutrient, but it’s important for our health: it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin. One serving of chia seeds, or 28 grams, has 30 per cent of your recommended intake of this mineral.
- Plenty Of Phosphorus
With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus, chia seeds also helps you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is also used by the body to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair.
- Pack In The Protein
Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.
- Fight Belly Fat
Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health.
- Get Full. Faster
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. While tryptophan is responsible for that strong urge to nap after a big Thanksgiving dinner for example, it also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.
- Improve Heart Health
According to the Cleveland Clinic, chia seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. All good news for your ticker! Credits: Huffpost
So there you have it, the 10 benefits of Chia seeds. But wait! Yes, I agree with you! These are not the only benefits – we just list ten of its power.
But yeah! The 10 list below is so powerful enough that will let you ponder how you are going to get one and start adding chia seeds in your diet at once.
Whether your goal is to slim down that extra weight of yours to improve overall health, chia seeds got you covered for that.
Now I know that you will no longer ask me why I am creating this blog fully dedicated for chia – the reason is obvious and I really don’t need to explain further myself, right?
What I recommend that you do right now, is to not rely only on the information given on this blog and do more research to enhance your knowledge about chia seeds and to reinforce your reasons in taking one very soon.
However, I will do all of my best to publish related content that features more about the usefulness of chia and the best way to take it to our system.
I am also very much excited to publish recipes (healthy and delicious recipes) where chia seed is the prominent ingredients.
This will be very fun and a healthier way to share smoothies to your friends and loved ones – smoothies with chia seeds on it! 🙂
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