Why choose CHIA SEEDS?
CHIA (Salvia hispanica) is a plant that grows in South America and belongs to the same family as mint and lemon balm. Its seeds are small and black. For centuries they were eaten by the Aztecs. The famous Codex Mendocino, which describes the daily life of the Aztecs, mentions Chia seeds as the most important crop next to maize. Chia seeds provide many valuable nutritional values. Alpha linolenic acid, fibre and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can help maintain stable weight, get rid of excess fat and keep our skin, bones and heart in good condition.
Chia seeds have many valuable nutritional properties that can have a significant influence on the functioning of our body. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds provide: 11 grams of fibre 9 grams of fat (including 5 grams of Omega3 fatty acids) 18% of the recommended daily allowance for calcium 30% of the recommended daily allowance for manganese 30% of the recommended daily allowance for magnesium 27% of the recommended daily allowance for phosphorus Two tablespoons of chia seeds is approximately 30g and 115 kcal. We provide a great deal of nutrients with a relatively small amount of calories.
Chia seeds are rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. All these ingredients are essential for healthy bones. They can be considered an excellent source of calcium for people who don’t eat dairy. Chia seeds are rich in fibre. They can therefore aid weight loss. However, remember to introduce them gradually into your diet and do not consume more than 20-40g of chia seeds per day. Too much fibre can lead to diarrhoea or constipation. Chia seeds also contain protein, about 4-5 g in two tablespoons.
Chia seeds, like flaxseed, are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Remember that they also provide a good amount of omega 6 fatty acids. The omega 3 acids contained in chia seeds are mainly ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Chia seeds by themselves do not have a pronounced taste. This makes it easy to include them in the diet. They can be added to salads, smoothies or muesli.
Due to their ability to absorb water and fat, they can be used to thicken sauces. Chia seeds are rich in nutrients. It is worth including them in your diet. However, be sure not to use more than the recommended amount. Ingredients: Salvia hispanica chia seeds.
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What to add CHIA SEEDS to? Use as a snack, in dishes, desserts or salads