We more and more hear mentions of “superfood” these days, as people are becoming more and more conscious about what they eat. Realizing what health benefits we can have if we incorporate certain kinds of food into our diet, it’s no wonder chia seeds are gaining popularity due to their numerous benefits.
The All-Rounded Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Regulate blood sugar levels
It has been proven that if you add chia seeds to bread, it will help you regulate blood glucose levels, according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada 1.
Aid in fighting cancer
Alpha lineic acid which is found in chia seeds limits the growth of cancer cells, says a study published in the Journal of Molecular Biochemistry 2.
Protect your heart
Chia seeds help lower your blood pressure, thus protecting your heart 3.
Chia seeds have a high anti-oxidant capacity 4 thus enabling skin protection against damage.
Delicious ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet
With plenty of recipes including chia seeds, you will easily find recipes that satisfy your taste and find out that you can include chia seeds in almost any dish.
1. Chia seed jam
Instead of eating processed jams full of sugar, you can make your own healthy version of jam with chia seeds and just about any fruit you like. The recipe we recommend uses raspberries, but you can use any fruit of your own choosing.
2. Chia seed smoothie
By adding chia seeds to your smoothie, you make it even more nutritious and healthy and it’s a great choice if you are trying to lose weight. Try out this simple blueberry and chia seed smoothie that will boost your energy.
3. Chia seed yogurt
To get a great energy boost in the morning, just add chia seeds to your yogurt and you’ll see a slight change in texture, but the taste will remain great.
4. Chia seed pudding
Chia seed pudding is both a great way to start your day and super healthy dessert. It is super easy to make, and if you are beginner at making these puddings, we recommend basic chia seed pudding that…