4 Right Ways to Include Chia Seeds in your Diet
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Originally found in Mexico, Chia seeds have become a household name with most fitness and health-conscious population across the globe. Loaded with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and fiber, these tiny seeds are a great addition to your diet since they fill your tummy to satisfaction. Chia seeds make you feel fuller for long and thus help to curb cravings.
They contain a very high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids and also contain lots of proteins. They speed up digestion and also possess anti-inflammatory properties. All these reasons are enough to include them in your diet. What say?
However if you’re still new to it and wondering how to add chia seeds to your diet? Here are 4 easy ways to inculcate chia seeds in your diet:
Garnish for your salads – Make your salads crunchy and nutritious by sprinkling some chia seeds on them. Chia seeds have the tendency to absorb a lot of water and expand. So, you might like to add them just before eating so that they retain their crunchiness. You can also add them to your oatmeal or yogurt to add some fiber to them. Your gravies and soups can also be made healthier by a dash of chia seeds.
Make your smoothies delectable – The nutty flavor of chia seeds is a welcome addition to your smoothies. Just add some ground chia seeds to your chocolate smoothie, green smoothie or banana smoothie and get your daily dose of minerals, vitamins, proteins and fiber. They can boost the nutritive value of any smoothie and also help to make its consistency thick. You can also add chia seeds to your puddings and breakfast porridge.
Energize your drinks with chia – Don’t feel like drinking plain water? Just add some chia seeds to it! You can simply add some chia seeds to a small water bottle and throw in a few slices of lime and sip it while you’re on the move. Lemon helps to detox the body. Alternatively, you can also use coconut water and add half tablespoon of lemon juice along with some maple syrup if you like. Popularly known as Chia Fresca, this is a very popular drink in Central America and has added benefits.
Jam it up – Since chia seeds are soluble and form a versatile gel in the company of water, it is very easy to jam it up. Take half a cup of raspberries in a saucepan and heat them for approximately five minutes. Add a tablespoon of honey along with two tablespoons of chia seeds and stir. Now mash the mixture. Once it reaches room temperature, you can apply it on a toast and enjoy a tasty and healthy snack. You can do all this and much more and guess what? You won’t get any extra weight since chia seeds contain very few calories. In fact, they help you to lose weight. What more could you ask for?
MYC Wellbeing Writer: Priyanka VermaSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles