Friday, 24 February 2017

Trying Chia Seeds.

Assalammualaikum and Hello.

Chia seeds have became viral on my instagram. They are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes.Being rich in so many key nutrients, regularly eating chia seed can improve your health in numerous ways. Some of chia seed benefits are:
  • Prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damage.
  • Can fight diabetes
  • Contains a lot of fiber
  • Help maintain the gums and bone strength
  • hv mangan
  • more phosphorus
  • rich protein
  • can stabilize Blood Sugar
  • Easy feeling fullness
  • can improve heart health
  • Full and rich in Omega-3
How to Eat Chia Seeds 

Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and can easily be added to most dishes as a garnish, yet chewing small seeds like flax or chia generally doesn’t make the omega-3’s and other nutrients readily available for digestion and assimilation. The best way to access their vitamins and minerals is to either grind or soak them.

How to Soak

To soak chia seeds, simply mix them in a 1:10 ratio chia to water. That’s about 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds in one cup of water. It does not have to be exact, but you do want it to gel all the way and not be too watery. Then let them sit for about 30 minutes to 2 hours.Since chia seeds can hold up to 12 times its weight in water, they are wonderful to prevent dehydration. 

However, if you choose not to soak them, then they can also absorb water from you during digestion.  So make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated.Incorporating Chia in Your DietChia is quite versatile. 

The seeds can be eaten raw, soaked in water to form a gel or sprouted like alfalfa sprouts. When eaten raw they have a nutlike flavor and are a great addition to your morning quinoa porridge, or tossed on a salad. They can absorb up to ten times their weight in water so they are a great way to thicken up soups or a smoothie.

However you choose to incorporate them in your diet, it’s best to do it gradually. Chia is high in fiber so start out with a small amount and be sure to drink plenty of water. The recommended daily serving is 1 – 2 tablespoons of dry seeds, start out slow and give your body time to adjust to the increased fiber intake. Make sure to choose an organic brand.

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