Chia Seeds – A Fantastic Aid to Weight Loss
I personally find these seeds to be the best aid in weight control (apart from avoiding too much sugar and any processed foods).
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and iron, chia seeds are great for weight loss because they act like a sponge, absorbing sugar and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Chia seeds can help you lose weight by eliminating hunger.
leaf Chia Seeds have a high soluble fiber content, these tiny seeds can hold up to twenty times their weight in water. When they are mixed with liquid, they form a gel in your stomach that curb your calorie intake by making you feel full longer and they absorb excess moisture, which makes feel you have eaten more than you really have.
leaf Chia digest slowly, which means you will feel fuller and more satisfied for longer.
leaf Chia is high in nutrition, which nourishes your body and helps you feel satisfied.
1 Tablespoon of Chia it contains:
leaf 2 grams protein
leaf 68 calories
leaf 5.5 grams of fiber
leaf B vitamins
leaf 9 percent calcium
leaf 7 percent iron
leaf Only 2.5 mg sodium
To lose weight with chia seeds, have the chia seeds for breakfast and prior to each meal. Drink with plenty of water. The chia seeds should provide energy for your workout and keep you satisfied so you don’t snack or overeat.
Raw Chia Seeds are low in carbohydrates
Unlike other grain crops such as rice, oats, wheat and corn, chia seeds are relatively low in carbohydrates – only 7% of their dry weight. Containing over 20% protein, which suppresses release of the hunger hormone Ghrelin, they are ideal for weight loss as the complex carbohydrates present in chia are only broken down very gradually into sugar energy, preventing spikes in blood sugar which can cause hunger pangs.
Raw Chia Seeds are high in omega-3
Chia is also high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and is the richest available natural source of alpha-linolenic acid, containing more than any other seed. These essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the human body so must be acquired through diet, and are crucial to normal growth and development and maintaining a healthy brain and heart. The best alternative source of omega-3s comes from oily fish, and eggs from chickens whose feed has been supplemented with fish. Eating chia is the best way to include omega-3 in a vegetarian diet.
Chia PlantOmega-3s are also needed to make cell membranes and signalling molecules, and regular inclusion in the diet has been associated with a lowered risk of heart attack and stroke as well as reduced incidence of Alzheimer disease.
Chia is an evidence-based registered variety of Salvia hispanica L. and is nutritionally superior to flax and soy.
Chia is the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre currently known to man.
Taking Chia Seeds Promotes Cardiovascular Health
According to the American Heart Association, Omega-3 fatty acids can normalize blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, while helping promote healthy heart and blood vessels.
Chia Assists Joint Function & Mobility
With six times more calcium than milk, and with greater amounts of high-quality protein than the one found in soy, Chia also helps strengthen muscles and bones.
Chia Improves Digestion & Natural Detoxification
Chia can absorb a whopping 12+ times its weight in water – flax seed only absorbs 6-8 times its weight. Chia´s insoluble fibre reduces digestive transit time and removes toxins as it passes through the digestive tract.
Chia Supports Healthy Weight Loss
Chia´s high fibre content and its ability to reduce blood sugar levels after meals inhibits the appetite, thus making it the perfect food for healthy, effective weight loss. Thanks to its neutral favour and colour, Chia integrates seamlessly into any healthy recipe.
Characteristics of Chia Seeds
Light nutty taste, odourless, easy to add to recipes.
Daily intake recommendation
We recommend 2 tablespoons (20g) daily of chia seed, providing over 4000mg of Omega-3, to help you restore the lost balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. Thanks to its water retention capacity (WRC), its cationic exchange capacity (CEC), its organic molecule absorption capacity (OMAC), and its water absorption capacity (WAC), the fibre in Chia seeds has the ideal characteristics for the food industry, compared to other fibre sources such as flax seeds, vanilla sheath waste, and wheat bran.
Mucilage in Chia seeds as a food ingredient. Due to its physics-chemical characteristics, mucilage can be used as thickener in a series of applications, because of its excellent hydrating capacity.
Chia seeds as a protein source of high biological value. Chia seeds contain 20% protein with all essential amino acids, which makes it a vegetable protein alternative with high nutritional, economic and versatile value.