Chia seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health community. They are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. Anything is best absorbed in the water in the form of liquid and same goes with chia seeds. Chia seeds water are the best form to consume them. Here is how to make chia seed water along with the list if benefits:
Things you need-
- 1 cup fresh water or coconut water
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Put water in a cup and add your 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. Stir well till the chia seeds are evenly dispersed and start to swell. The next day, get your cup out of the fridge. You may consume it as it s or add it in juice of your choice. Do not strain.
You can treat anaemia with chia seeds/water that are nutritional powerhouses and packed with iron. In addition to providing essential nutrients, chia seeds help cleanse the body and increase the red blood cell counts. Eating 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provides your body with 2.2 milligrams of iron, or 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance.
Calcium is fundamental in bone health and helps maintain bone strength and mass. Just one ounce of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily amount of calcium. Chia/chia water also contains boron which is another essential nutrient for bone health. Boron helps metabolize calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus for healthy growth of bones and muscles.
The unique blend of both soluble and insoluble fibre and good quality protein in chia seeds slow down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested. This is helpful for people with Type 2 diabetes to keep the glucose in their blood at proper levels. In addition, chia seeds can even help reduce fat and cholesterol in the blood, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems.
Chia seeds/water are also good for your heart. Being a concentrated source of omega-3 as well as omega-6 fatty acids, chia seeds can lower harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. On top of that, chia seeds contain no cholesterol. These seeds also help reduce plaque buildup and lower high blood pressure.
One of the characteristics that make chia so unique is that it can absorb up to 10X its own weight in water. Because of this, chia seeds/water can prolong hydration and improve nutrient absorption of electrolytes. This also slows digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer reducing sugar cravings. Chia seeds are also high in zinc, and help your body increase leptin. It also improves stamina and endurance, making chia a great source of nutrition if you are looking to get in shape.
Fibre is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. Chia seed water is an excellent source of fibre, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fibre per day.
Caution – Some people may experience stomach discomfort when consuming chia seeds especially in large amounts due to the high fiber content. Soak chia seeds in water before you eat them. As with any food, eat in moderation and always drink plenty of water.