CHIA the name for these tiny little black seeds, meaning “Strength” we have no doubt that this superfood is as strong, and powerful as its name suggests! The superfood chia contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, and it’s benefits are amazing! We’ve put together a list of the benefits we think you’ll love in addition to chia being a tasty breakfast or snack and can be added to pretty much all foods!
GET YOUR NATURAL ENERGY
Slow release energy is at it’s absolute best through drinking or eating chia seeds, ideal for a breakfast or morning snack – which leaves you hydrated, feeling energised over a longer period of time from it’s ability to be slowly digested. Runners and athletes love chia seeds because they don’t have an energy “peak”, they keep you going for much longer at a level that doesn’t expect a “crash” afterwards. We include chia seeds into our smoothies through our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend because of this and recommend adding the blend into breakfast smoothies, shakes or overnight oats.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT THE ANTIOXIDANTS
Chia seeds contain a high amount of natural antioxidants, which are far more effective than any kind of supplement – we’ve even learnt that it may be more beneficial than blueberries when it comes to their antioxidant powers.
The antioxidants in chia seeds can help repair the body’s skin and prevent damage and can help to prevent free radical damage!
PROTEIN AND FIBER POWER
Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber, in fact there are 5 grams of fiber in each tablespoon of Chia helping to improve your digestive health as well as lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation! The combination of protein and fibre means the seeds provide long, slow release of energy to keep blood-sugar levels stable which can start working within 2-3 hours after consumption!
WEIGHT LOSS – BUT HOW?
Chia seeds can be added to water, smoothies, juices or even yogurt, and when left for a while, you’ll see the tiny seeds expand and become more of a gel, absorbing up to 12x their weight in liquid. When you eat or drink chia seeds, the absorbing also occurs in your stomach – this will keep you feeling fuller for longer, great to use if you are eating less or trying to curb your cravings mid-morning or in the afternoon.
HOW CAN I GET CHIA SEEDS IN MY DIET NOW?
We have included chia seeds into our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend – purchase yours today and feel the benefits!