Everybody is using chia seeds for health these days. This is because we are now aware of how good these seeds are for us. This is due in large for the amount of research that is being done on the seeds. The research is only set to continue as more and more information is needed on these seeds. Not only that but more benefits will be revealed as well as confirmed because of the research that is being done.
The seeds can help your health in different ways. If you don’t have any diseases that it can help treat, it is still a good addition to the diet as it can aid in the prevention of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and depression. It works to prevent and treat these diseases by regulating the sugar content of the blood the sodium content and the cholesterol content. Since chia seeds are high in fiber and omega 3 fatty acids they are also helpful for relieving constipation and creating a regularized bowel movement.
If you are interested in chia seeds for health you will be happy to know that your decision to include chia seeds in your diet is now backed by many doctors or dieticians.
If you’ve never used them before, chia seeds are from a plant of the mint family. These tiny seeds can be white or black. I often use the black variety. The beautiful thing about them is that you can consume them without cooking. Just soaking them overnight in non-dairy milk of your choice such as almond, coconut, soya, rice milk or simply soak them in water. Soak a tablespoon Chia seeds to half a cup of liquid, they swell up multifold and look like a gel. Quite bland in taste, they can be sweetened with agave, maple syrup or a spoon of sugar. Serve chia gel with your favourite fruits. Fresh mango and blueberries are without a doubt aesthetically and gastronomically divine!
Chia seeds have got every positive you can think of, they have the taste, nutrition, health and medicinal properties. I must say the look can be created with a little bit of imagination and creativity too. The scrumptious chia breakfast recipe in the image took very little effort. It could easily be served as a dessert too – versatile!
Give it go and let us know your experience with chia seeds.