Stay Hydrated this Summer with Chia Seeds

Prioritize Chia Seeds to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Prioritize Chia Seeds to Stay Hydrated this Summer

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You would have probably heard of chia seeds as that superfood component of your favorite smoothie recipe. Now, they’ve grown so popular that people are drinking them straight as chia seed water and chia seed Fresca. Some commercial chia seed beverages are even available in grocery stores.

 

Chia seeds are robustly nutritious seeds that originate from the plant “Salvia Hispanic L”. The seed itself is a complete protein and one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. One thing that makes chia seeds unique is that they absorb water quickly and can take in up to 10 times their weight in liquid, creating a gel-like texture. chia seeds have topped superfood (powerhouse foods full of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals) lists in the last 3 years, and are known to be loaded with fiber (both soluble and insoluble), antioxidants, and omega-3 fats, however there are some discrepancies around whether or not we can actually absorb some of these nutrients.

Prioritize Chia Seeds to Stay Hydrated this Summer

A few benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Chia Seeds help with hydration due to their ability to absorb up to 9-10 times their weight in water.
  • SATIETY – Chia seeds keep you satiated. They are loaded in fiber and when they touch liquid they expand – which helps you to understand why they would keep you fuller, longer.
  • Chia seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) a type of omega-3 fatty acid that comes mainly from plants. There are researched to show that chia seeds are essential for a healthy cardiovascular system, and also help in lowering cholesterol, lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks, and reduce blood pressure.
  • Chia seeds provide a stable glucose control in your body. Chia seeds seems to help balance blood sugar because their high fiber content slows the absorption of sugar.
  • Chia seeds do not need to be ground to be absorbed by the body and they can be stored for long periods of time without going rancid.
  • Chia seeds also contain fibre, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc among many other nutrients
  • Chia Fresca is said to boost energy levels too.

 

Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at info@localhost


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