Chia seeds are an unsurpassed special dietary food product with unique properties.

It is useful to add chia seeds to vegetable and fruit salads, sauces, puddings, cottage cheese, pasta, omelets, vegetable, meat and fish dishes, cereals, muesli, kefir, yoghurts, juices, smoothies, cocktails, cakes, tea, bread, pastries and confectionery products. Chia seeds are good for cooking meat cutlets and rolls, as well as thickeners of sauces, soups, kissels and desserts, which is much more useful than starch and other thickeners. Ground chia seeds are mixed with flour to increase the useful properties of baking, pancakes and fritters.

The last mystery of the greatness of the Aztecs.

Chia seeds

Five thousand years ago in Ancient Mexico chia seeds were used as currency. The rulers of the Maya and the Aztecs accepted chia seeds from the defeated tribes as an offering.

Even the ancient Indians paid attention to increasing endurance when eating chia seeds. Indians of the Tarahumara tribe (“fast-footed”), who ate exactly the seeds of chia, pursued the animals while hunting, until they fell from fatigue.

Aztec warriors during the campaigns and battles ate chia seeds, which gave them strength and endurance. The main thing they took with them was a gun and a bag of chia seeds. Just one spoonful of chia seeds, eaten the day before, gave them the opportunity to perform 24 hour transitions. At the same time, their body was not dehydrated and was not depleted physically. And all this took place in a mountainous and hot climate.

Interesting and incredible facts about the chia seeds:

  • OMEGA-3 – 8 times more than in salmon;
  • Calcium – 6 times more than in milk;
  • Iron – 3 times more than in spinach;
  • Potassium – 2 times more than in bananas;
  • Magnesium – 15 times more than in broccoli;
  • Fiber – 2 times more than in bran;
  • Protein – 6 times more, than in the beans;
  • Selenium – 4 times more than in flax seeds;
  • Phosphorus – 9 times more than in milk;
  • Antioxidants – 3 times more than in blueberries;
  • Seeds of chia contain about 40% of healing oil, about 20% of proteins and, at the same time, they absolutely lack cholesterol.

Chia seeds help to slim and help to lose weight. Getting into the stomach, the seeds of chia swell, absorbing a moisture of 12 times their weight. This gives a feeling of satiety, respectively, allows you to get rid of excess calories, while contributing to the normalization of the digestive system. Adding water to chia seeds in 15 minutes turns them into jelly. The same effect occurs in the stomach, which creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar, which is beneficial for people with diabetes and for people who are watching their weight.

Fiber, from chia in combination with other microelements, is indispensable for the treatment of obesity and the fight against excess weight. With its help, cholesterol is excreted from the body, the intestines are cleared, fats are split. Fibers absorb bad cholesterol, thus preventing it from being deposited on the walls of blood vessels in the form of blood clots and cholesterol plaques, which helps prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. A large amount of plant fiber allows you to quickly saturate and satisfy hunger for a longer period, which, in turn, allows you to eat less food and, accordingly, to get fewer calories.

The world-famous nutritionist and author of the Ducant Diet, Pierre Duccan, said that chia seeds help to reduce weight, maintain a normal level of cholesterol, give a feeling of satiety and are a valuable antioxidant.

Antioxidants, which chia seeds are rich in, prevent aging of the body – this is the secret of the attractiveness of women of Mexican tribes, surprising European travelers with their youth and beauty.

OMEGA-3, which chia seeds is very rich in, is of great positive value for the work of the heart, lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood and even helps to reduce pain in arthritis and osteoporosis.

Chia seeds help to lower blood pressure and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Studies by Canadian scientists have shown that after 3 months of daily consumption of chia seeds, the blood of the examinees became less viscous and less prone to clots. At the same time, the pressure of the participants in the research fell significantly.

Whether you are healthy, suffering from diabetes or just want to lose weight – try to use the chia seeds in your diet.

It is useful to add chia seeds to vegetable and fruit salads, sauces, puddings, cottage cheese, pasta, omelets, vegetable, meat and fish dishes, cereals, muesli, kefir, yoghurts, juices, smoothies, cocktails, cakes, tea, bread, pastries and confectionery products.

Chia seeds are good for cooking meat cutlets and rolls, as well as thickeners of sauces, soups, kissels and desserts, which is much more useful than starch and other thickeners.

Ground chia seeds are mixed with flour to increase the useful properties of baking, pancakes and fritters.

Due to the gelatinous consistency, chia seeds are successfully replaced in the dough the eggs, which will appeal to vegans and people who observe the Christian fast. Jelly, made from chia seeds with water, can be used in almost any dish as a substitute for eggs. To do this, mix 1 tbsp. chopped chia seeds with 3 tbsp. of water and leave for 15 minutes. The resulting mixture is equivalent to one chicken egg.

Mexican mothers cook their children chia-porridge with milk, where they add chocolate, fruits, nuts and cream.

The daily norm for a healthy person is 2-4 tablespoons chia seeds.

With the regular use of chia seeds, it is possible to prevent the onset of development of dangerous cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, normalize cholesterol, minimize the likelihood of cellulite, and strengthen the body’s immunity and defenses.

If you are a supporter of a healthy diet, chia seeds must be present in your diet.

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