Chia Seeds 101 – The Azctec Superfood

Hello everyone!

On this post we’ll talk about this amazing Super Seeds!

These seeds are one of our favorites Superfoods as they are wide versatile, they can be used for breakfast with some yogurt or just add them to a pre/post-workout drink as well as in smoothies.

Keep reading and you’ll discover their benefits and why they are so good for your body!

Salvia Hispanica commonly known as Chia Seeds is a specie of a flowering plant in the mint family.

This plant is native from South/Central America although today is harvested in many other countries as it became more and more popular due to their dense nutritional values and benefits.

The best to consume them is by soak them in water, coconut milk or any other liquid for a while before eating them, they can drain up to 10 times their weight!

What are some of their amazing benefits?

Improved Skin – They are loaded with natural antioxidants which speed up skin repair and prevents damage on it.

Promote Digestive Health – Their high amount of dietary fiber helps to process ingested food preventing constipation and digestive issues.

Heart Health – They are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 that can be helpful to prevent heart disorders by lowering bad cholesterol.

Stronger Bones – Chia seeds are a rich source of Calcium which is fundamental to bone strength. They also contain Boron, that allows Calcium and other minerals to metabolize in the body, improving the strength and health of your bones.

Dental Health – Containing Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A & Zinc makes chia and excellent promoter of Oral Health, These elements prevent tartar and helps to build stronger teeth.

Energy Boost – Chia seeds are full of natural nutrients, they are a great source of energy for your body, consumption of Chia Seeds regularly helps to maintain your Vitamin & Minerals adequate levels.

The following are the nutritional values for just 2 tablespoons or 30 grams. Check them!

Fiber: 11 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Fat: 9 grams (which 5g are Omega-3)

Calcium: 18% of the RDA

Manganese: 30% of the RDA

Magnesium: 30% of the RDA

Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA

They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) and Vitamin B2.

While you’re consuming all these minerals and vitamins you’re getting just 140 calories!

As you see Chia seeds can be a great ally to your diet, In combination with other seeds, nuts and natural foods you’ll compound this benefits.

 

Fuel your body with the finest nutrients!

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