Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
Chia seeds have long been regarded as a superfood. This plant, which is endemic to Mexico and Guatemala, had enormous nutritional and economic value in ancient times.
It has become a popular snack among herbalists and nutritionists due to its high vitamin content. The Mayan word "chia" signifies "strong."
They are high in niacin, boron, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and phosphorus, as well as all of the necessary amino acids, vitamins B, D, and E, protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. This is appropriately referred to as a superfood since it has more nutrients than any other plant.
Chia seeds promote rapid muscular tissue regeneration and have a high energy-to-weight ratio, making them extremely beneficial for athletes. The seeds also aid in weight loss by making one feel full without causing the body to lose important nutrients.
They've been shown to promote healthy skin, reduce signs of aging, improve the digestive system, and strengthen bones.
Because of their ability to absorb water in the gastrointestinal tract and create a gel-like material, chia seeds can help nourish the blood and improve digestive regularity.
They can also help with inflammation, kidney function, and proper hydration.
Excellent addition to a wide range of dishes, including basic cereals, protein bars, baked goods, low-carb bread recipes, and classic chia seed pudding.
BONUS TIP: The usual dosage of one to three teaspoons per day is advised. Consume them with plenty of water to let the fiber do its work. Soak, ground, or eat whole for a nutritious and tasty way to get the benefits of chia seeds.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor, texture, and properties.