An excellent snack for this afternoon is a glass of fresh lemonade with chia. But is it really healthy? Let’s see…
Chia offers a large supply of essential fatty acids, these small seeds should be considered as excellent food integrators because of its rich nutritional components.
Chia seeds represent the vegetable source with the highest concentration of omega 3. They have a 33% oil, which linolenic acid (omega 3) represents 62% and linoleic (omega 6) 20%.
Chia seeds provide the following effects: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immunostimulant, heart and nerve tonic and mineralizing, vitamins and proteins.
The consumption of chia is useful in cases of celiac disease, depression, stress, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, tumors, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular and lung diseases, psoriasis, arteriosclerosis, anemia, pregnancy, lactation, growth, convalescence and immune weakness.
Chia seeds have a high value of omega. Thanks to this, can be used as substitute for butter or eggs in baking, they will help you lose some calories and add some versatility to your recipes.
Chia seeds have great power of absorption, you can use this feature to give different shades of flavor. These seeds have a similar taste to nuts, look for combinations that go well with that taste. Use water to hydrate before preparing.
Once hydrate the seeds, they are softened, they absorb 9 to 12 times its weight in liquid taking much of the flavor of the liquid with which have been hydrated and become much softer, which gives them a more pleasing texture.
So of course it is healthy to consume this wonderful seed!