The strength in chia seeds
Chia seeds have been known for millennia and used in Central and South America, where they are still collected and used today as important food source. The word "chia" itself, in Aztec means "strength" and the peoples of some areas of Mexico and Guatemala, where chia is grown, are well aware of this.
Introduced and marketed relatively recently in Europe (2009), renamed "superfood", their fame continues to grow, precisely by virtue of the surprising properties: calcium and other minerals, selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron and potassium, but also vitamin C and essential omega3 and omega6 fatty acids.
Besides do good for the lazy intestine and to be a supplement natural tonic, these black seeds give a nice sense of satiety and are recommended in slimming diets and more.
How many chia seeds to eat
To feel good, it is recommended to take, for a healthy and healthy person, about 10 grams per day, Or a kitchen spoon for a period not exceeding three months.
If you want to increase the beneficial effect of the seeds it is possible to increase the dose, reaching a maximum of 20-25 grams per day, or 2 cooking spoons, but no more. The recommendation is always to consult an expert to customize the intake and not to overdo it because it could have a sudden laxative effect or digestive problems or poor absorption of other important substances for the body.
The best way to hire them? Pour in the chia seeds in a glass of fruit juice or in a smoothie made by you or water and lemon. Mix well and drink after a couple of minutes.
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Alternative uses of chia seeds
I Chia seeds they can also be consumed in other ways. The basic tip is to hire them uncooked, to fully enjoy the benefits, as they are, in salads, on vegetables, in legume creams for vegetarian rolls, such as on the soups and soups, as a final decoration on top of each plate.
Here are some more tips on how to make chia seeds, complete with breakfast recipes.
A good habit is to keep chia seeds in a glass jar away from light, in summer or in the heat, even better if stored in the refrigerator. A pack of 300 grams of certified organic and sustainable chia seeds they cost about 6 euro. Always consult an expert before taking them, especially in case of particular body dysfunctions or disorders and intolerances.
For better information: we recommend the book "The seeds of Chia" By Gian Paolo Baruzzi, Liana Zorzi
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