The chia seeds are rich in…
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamin C
- B Vitamins
- Iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus
- Protect against Diabetes Type II
- Fight constipation
- Enhance brain function
- Help reduce weight
- Increase energy levels in the body
- Promote heart health
- Enhance the health of bones and teeth
- They are an excellent source of plant protein for the body
Nutrition analysis shows that 100g of chia seeds contain 490 calories, 15.6 g protein, 43.8 g carbohydrate, 30.8 g fat (3.2 g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 23.3 g) and 37.7 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat chia seeds…
- Making a tonic beverage out of them.
- Adding them individually or ground (for better absorption) in salads, cereals, yogurt, smoothies at home but also in various doughs.
- Making a gel out of them (mixing 1 tbsp. chia seeds with 9 tbsps. of water and stirring the mixture) and using it as an auxiliary for intestinal function or for inducing satiety, or as a substitute in recipes containing egg.