Dear friends, here are some characteristics of chia
Chia seeds are tiny, but packed with healthy properties to curb inflammation and maintain cholesterol levels.
Chia is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the ideal ratio for the body, which is 3 to 1 (omega-6 and omega-3). Omega 3 can have cardiovascular benefits. Omega 3s can help the body produce DHA, necessary for brain and cognitive function.
It is also a good source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and boron.
In it we also find a high content of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, which helps us to stay satiated and to regulate intestinal transit. A 30 gram serving can contain up to 12 grams of fiber.
They are easy to integrate into the usual diet, and they also substitute for eggs in vegan cuisine.
Chia is a good source of B Complex vitamins such as thiamine and niacin, which play a critical role in the growth, development and function of our cells, making our body work better.
Chia seeds contain high quality protein since it contains all the essential amino acids, therefore, they are a good source of protein. Two tablespoons of chia (30g) contain on average 5g of protein, which represents almost 10% of the recommended daily value.
It also has a large amount of antioxidants.
1. Source of calcium
It is a good source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and boron. With only 30 grams of chia we obtain 20% of the recommended amount of calcium. It also provides boron, which helps metabolize calcium.
2. Regulates intestinal transit
The high concentration of mucilage, a type of soluble fiber that grows in contact with water, makes chia seeds tenfold in size in the digestive tract and press on the intestinal walls.
In this way, they stimulate the movement of the intestines and improve constipation. These mucilages in turn create a viscous network that hydrates and lubricates the gastrointestinal tract, which also facilitates the expulsion of feces.
3. Protects the heart and reduces cholesterol
They are high in omega-3, an essential fatty acid with anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and vasodilatory properties that helps regulate blood pressure and blood cholesterol (lowers LDL lipoproteins and increases HDL)
Also contributing to this are its high fiber content and the presence of beta-sitosterols, plant compounds that are beneficial in coronary heart disease and against high cholesterol.
4. Help in diabetes
Due to the large amount of fiber it contains, it helps to regulate blood sugar levels in general, since fiber captures part of these sugars and releases them slowly, which prevents spikes in glucose and insulin in the blood.
Given its high fiber content, chia absorbs water, forming a kind of gel, which expands in the stomach, which can help to give a prolonged feeling of fullness.
One of the benefits of chia seed is that it does not alter the taste of food, whether sweet or salty. It is incorporated: as a dressing, ground or simply mixed with water, its delicious texture can be combined with other foods or consumed alone.
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