Chia seeds are small dark seeds from Central and South America. Chia seeds are rich in calcium, for this reason they are very important for the health of teeth and bones, and contain also vitamin C, iron and potassium. Chia seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids, too. As a consequence, chia seeds are able to control the cholesterol in blood, by lowering bad cholesterol and at the same time by increasing good cholesterol. According to recent studies, chia seeds are also able to stabilize the quantity of sugar in blood and play an important role in the treatment of abdominal fat and in the control of the weight. In order to maintain all the properties of chia seeds it is better not to cook them and to eat one tablespoon of chia seeds a day. A possible way to eat chia seeds could be, for example, to add the tablespoon of chia to the breakfast yogurt, or you can choose a juice, for example pomegranate or blueberry juice, put it in a glass and add the tablespoon of chia seeds. Let stand for the whole night and the next morning you have a tasty jam with jelly-like consistency for breakfast, why not spread it on a slice of whole grain bread.
February 21, 2016
Useful for health of teeth and bones, can help control sugar in blood, valid remedy in case of high cholesterol, can control body weight and against abdominal fat.
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