Chia seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and linoleic acids, which are not produced naturally in the body and therefore must be taken with food. These seeds also contain long-chain triglycerides (LCT) to help reduce cholesterol attached to artery walls.
Chia is rich in essential fatty acids Omega-3 reason why it is recommended in addition to treatments to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. It also provides antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and minerals (phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper).
This “healthy food” is rich in dietary fiber, 100 grams of Chia consumed 27.6 grams. fiber which is equivalent to 100% of the daily recommended dose for an adult.
This amount of fiber has the ability to increase fecal volume to absorb large amounts of water, therefore waste less time in the digestive system, regulates bowel movements as a result preventing constipation, colon cancer and diverticulosis. In addition, the fiber prevents full absorption of sugars and fats.
With these functions, the contribution of the Chia fiber helps prevent many diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Chia consuming mode:
Gelatin: you have to put to soak for half an hour a part of chia seeds with 10 parts of mineral water. Having gained the gel it can be used in a variety of meals and stored in the refrigerator for several days.
Bakery: you can add chia seeds to the flour and baked goods that you produce, you just have to add 3 to 4 tablespoons for each kilo of flour and other preparations to get much more nutritious.
Chia oil: you can buy chia oil, this is richer in omega-3 than any other oil seeds because it is produced with the first pressing of the same.
Seeds sprinkled on food: Add the seeds to salads, sauces, dressings, meat and the dish you want to increase their nutritional value and to spice flavor.