So tiny, yet so rich in nutrients
Chia seeds are among the most popular superfoods. They are full of proteins, fibers, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. You can eat them raw or add them to your favorite meals. It’s a scientific fact that chia helps with weight loss, cholesterol levels prevent constipation, and decrease the risk for thrombosis and arrhythmias. Needless to say, you need chia, and here’s how to use it daily.
One of the things you have to consider is that eating raw chia seeds is fine, as long as they were soaked in water first. Though they are small, the seeds grow in size, so if you take them and drink water afterward, you’ll experience difficulty in swallowing. Instead, sprinkle them on your cereals, oatmeal, or mixed them with freshly squeezed fruits. If you are a vegan, they are an ideal replacement for eggs. To use them as an egg substitute in baking, try mixing one tablespoon of chia seeds with three tablespoons of water, then let them sit for a few minutes. A gel will form that can be used instead of eggs in baking.
The quickest way to use chia seeds and make a meal from them is to let them in coconut milk. Just mix the ingredients and leave them overnight. Chia is gelly like, so you will get a healthy and tasty pudding, in time for breakfast. Add fresh fruits.
Another great snack with chia is also delightful and healthy. Blend 10 dates, add 50gr chia seeds, two tablespoons coconut oil, and a pinch of cinnamon. Stir everything until you have a thick mixture that you can spread evenly on baking paper on a flat baking tray. Leave the dough in the refrigerator for 4 hours and cut it evenly into tiles. You can use these bars as a snack. They boost energy and can improve your immune system.
You can add chia seeds into anything you bake, cook, the only thing that you must not forget that Chia seeds can absorb up to 27 times their weight in water. Other than that, chia is full of magnesium and iron, and they are safe enough for people with diabetes. Put these magical seeds on your shopping list now and enjoy a healthier life!