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Thursday, March 19, 2015

CHIA SEEDS SUPER FOOD





I absolutely am loving Chia seeds . I found mine at the local Aldi's grocery store for a couple bucks.I add them to any recipe that calls for poppy seeds, like lemon muffins..DIVINE.....













CHIA SEEDS are an excellent source of:

*dietary fiber 
*Omega-3 fatty acids
*amino acids
*antioxidants { strengthen the immune system and keep you    disease-free}
*protein and boron, which aids in the absorption of calcium
calcium and phosphorus
*dietary fiber and manganese
*complex carbohydrates {good carbs}
*essential fats
* various vitamins like B vitamins 
* minerals like calcium, copper, zinc
energy to both mind and body



CHIA SEEDS are also:

~very low in cholesterol and sodium

~helps the body retain fluids and electrolytes, it forms a gel in the stomach that slows the  conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, and it helps build muscle and other tissues.

~reduces high blood pressure and is best for cardiovascular health.

~inflammatory properties great for arthritis , they help reduce the pain and inflammation.

~boost metabolism and help create lean muscle mass. Rich nutrients make chia seeds filling.   Because they are low in calories, they are used for weight loss and maintenance programs.

~help in improving the function of the brain. The essential fatty acids promote efficient      nerve transmission.

~increase energy production in the body. The energy produced is long lasting , so it is helpful in day-to-day tasks to prevent getting tired and stressed.

~provide  stamina and endurance in daily activities

~the protein and calcium content in chia seeds  help  build muscles and strengthen the    bones  giving you  a great physique if combined with regular exercise .

~keep you youthful and improve the condition of your hair and skin making you look  younger due to the vitamin and mineral content.

~soluble fiber in the chia seeds makes you feel full faster  controlling the excessive food  intake and cravings for fatty foods.

~water soaked chia seeds cleanse the digestive system by  getting rid of junk in the intestines  and gets rid of toxins in the digestive tract.

~much healthier than flax seeds and do not go rancid. Also, gram per gram, there is more fiber, protein omega 3's and antioxidants than flax. The best chia seeds are called Mila.