Researches Explain 15 Things Happening to Human’s Body When Eating Chia Seeds

Tiny seeds always come packed with great benefits. Chia seeds are versatile and healthy, and a single serving provides a lot of nutrients. Chia seds (Salvia hispanica) are native to Mexico and Guatemala. Today the seeds are cultivated in North and South America. The tiny seeds are rich in fiber, pro...
Tiny seeds always come packed with great benefits. Chia seeds are versatile and healthy, and a single serving provides a lot of nutrients.
Researches Explain 15 Things Happening to Human’s Body When Eating Chia Seeds

Chia seds (Salvia hispanica) are native to Mexico and Guatemala. Today the seeds are cultivated in North and South America.

The tiny seeds are rich in fiber, protein, manganese, calcium, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. When used properly, chia seeds are easily digested in the body.
The seeds improve skin complexion, strengthen bones, prevent premature aging, improve cardiovascular and digestive systems.

Here are some of the greatest benefits provided by chia seeds:

Nutrients

A one-ounce serving of chia provides:


11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
9 grams of fats (5 grams of that are omega-3s)
18% of daily recommended calcium
30% of daily recommended manganese
30% of daily recommended magnesium
27% of daily recommended phosphorus
Zinc
Vitamin B3
Potassium
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Antioxidants

Antioxidants fight free radicals and prevent premature aging and cancer development. Healthy fats improve your skin complexion and hair quality.
Researches Explain 15 Things Happening to Human’s Body When Eating Chia Seeds

Chronic inflammation
Chia seeds have the power to reduce the number of inflammatory markers in blood. According to researchers, chia seeds can reduce the number of these markers by 40%.

Brain function
Chia seeds improve your focus, energy, discipline, intelligence, ambition and motivation.

Heart
The seeds lower the risk of developing heart disease thanks to their fiber, protein and omega-3 fat content. The seeds reduce inflammation, normalize blood pressure, lower triglyceride levels, help in insulin resistance issues, and prevent abdominal fat.

Calories
A one-ounce serving contains 137 calories and 1 gram of carbs. Chia seeds will give your body enough vitamins and minerals, and you won’t have to eat too many calories.

Constipation
Chia seeds turn into gel when in contact with water, adding bulk to your bowel movement and easing its way out.

Weight loss
Fiber and protein in chia seeds make you full and reduce your appetite. This is important for the weight loss process.

Blood sugar
Chia seeds normalize blood sugar as they improve insulin sensitivity. The seeds lower the risk of suffering stroke, obesity, asthma, high cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Diverticulosis
Chia seeds absorb excess water, reduce inflammation and relieve the condition.

Vegans
Use chia seeds as a substitute for eggs. Combine a tablespoon of chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water. Let them soak for 5 minutes, and add them to your recipe.

Versatility
Add chia seeds to your cereal, cooked veggies, rice or Greek yogurt. They work well when added to salads and smoothies, pastry, eggs and soups.

Oral health
Calcium in chia seeds strengthens teeth and jaw, and also treats gum inflammation. Use the seeds to prevent and eliminate bad breath.

Hair growth
Chia seeds contain all the good stuff you need for your hair, including protein, magnesium, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and accelerate hair growth.

Energy
Chia seeds can be used as a replacement for sports drink, and they don’t contain tons of sugar.

Adults should take 40 grams of chia seeds split in two portions. You can find the seeds in the healthy food section in most supermarkets.

There are black, white, milled and pre-hydrated chia seeds. Some supermarkets offer chia seed oil. You can use it on your skin to give it a healthy portion of hydrating essential fatty acids.

Always buy organic chia seeds from trusted sources or grow them in your garden. Sprinkle the seeds in your garden. They will grow tall, and make sure you water them regularly. Harvest the seeds once the petals fall off the flowers.

Dry the flowers in paper bags, and separate the seeds from the petals.

Add chia seeds to your salads, oatmeal, cakes, smoothies, sauces, muffins, breads, and cakes. Have fun combining them with other ingredients.