People, surprisingly, are familiar with Quinoa but not with Chia seeds. This is why I decided to write about these powerhouse seeds and their numerous positive effects.
So what is Chia?
Chia stands for “ Strength”. It comes from a desert plant called Saliva Hispanica. Chia has existed for years now but not everyone knows about it, yet!
Chia goes back to the Aztec and Mayan Culture. Aztec warriors used to take ¼ of a cup before going to war, for it’s considered as a source of power , energy , and endurance .
Chia seeds are organic, tiny, and tasteless seeds that come in three different colors: white, black, and red. However one should avoid eating the red ones because they are sour pre-mature seeds.
* Anti–aging (Strengthens the nails, skin, and hair )
* Weight loss
* Gives ssustainable energy
* Balances blood sugar & pressure
* Increases hydration
* Helps detoxify
* Slows the conversion
* Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride
Chia seeds have no side effects and are recommended to everyone, especially those who are:
* Intolerant to milk
* Allergic to nuts
* Body Builders
Ways of consuming:
Food: You can add it to evey meal you’re having
Drink : You mix the seeds with water until it becomes a thick transparent gel
It is gluten-free ! So no more bloating on carbs 🙂
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