Chia Seeds, Superfoods we Need

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Ancient Mayas and Aztecs considered these tiny, black seeds from South America super foods. They are extremely beneficial, packed with antioxidants, protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, Vitamin B 1-3, Zinc and Potassium.

Chia seeds can be added to any food. They don’t have to be milled as flaxseeds to be fully absorbed, so you can sprinkle them on your salads, add to soups, porridge, yoghurts and dessert. They easily absorb water and become like jelly, so they are very useful as thickening ingredient making our bodies feeling contempt and full for a longer period of time.

The high content of fiber in chia helps digestion and feeds friendly bacteria in the intestines. Chia is also rich in manganese, a mineral that activates enzymes also helping with digestion. Manganese is also required in building cartilage and collagen, so it is excellent for healthy and glowing skin.

High dosage of antioxidants fight the free radicals keeping our cells oxygenated and protected.

Chia are an excellent tool in keeping our bones healthy (high content of magnesium) preventing us from attacks of osteoporosis.

They are also rich in protein and amino acids, so our bodies can make even more proteins from them.

They improve circulation, help to lower the bad cholesterol (triglycerides) and raise the good cholesterol HDL.

Try to eat chia seeds every day, adding 1tbs of these superfoods will significantly improve your health.

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