If you want to lose weight fast, you might as well consider trying chia seeds drinks. The chia seed diet is one of the most effective diets and it can be easily done.
If you want to start a fasting challenge, you might as well get a chia recipe breakfast.
But before we get going… let’s take a look at chia seed for a moment!
What Are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are tiny black and white coming from the plant called Salvia Hispanica. They are arguably known to have originated from Mexico and discovered during Mayan and Aztec cultures.
Chia seeds have been used as tiny powerful energy boosters. What I love about them is that they are natural, unprocessed and they can be easily absorbed by the human body.
They are now classified as one of modern-day superfoods because of the properties they contain.
How Can You Benefit From Chia Seeds?
There are a number of ways that you can benefit from consuming these tiny black and white seeds.
They Contain High-Quality Protein
By that I mean, They are the kings of protein. They contain roughly about 16% protein in their overall weight. That a lot compared to other plants.
As you already know, there are a lot of health benefits to high-quality protein. One of the health benefits is Weight Loss.
This is because foods that contain a lot of protein are known to be appetite suppressors. They can make you feel full for a very long period of time.
Resulting in you eating less food.
Chia seeds Contain High Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Chia seeds also contain a lot of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help you reduce abnormal heartbeat rhythm. This means that they can also reduce the chance of suffering from heart attacks.
The blood pressure can also be reduced due to the effects of omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also known to be able to reduce or slow down the development of plaque in your veins and arteries.
They Contain a lot of Bone Nutrients
Chia seeds also contain nutrients like calcium, magnesium, protein, and phosphorus. The calcium content within chia seed is way higher than that found in dairy products.
Like I said earlier, chia seed is a superfood.
For those who are lactose intolerant like myself and don’t eat dairy products, eating chia seeds is a great way of getting calcium for their bones.
Chia Seeds Also Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
Blood sugar levels are known to trigger type 2 diabetes. Consuming the seeds can help someone reduce the risk of triggering type 2 diabetes.
CS can also decrease the risks of having other chronic diseases associated with high blood sugar levels because they can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control.
How Are Chia Seeds Used For Weight Loss?
As I stated earlier, chia seeds can help you lose weight because they can easily fill you up and keep you from eating for a very long period of time.
But how can you take advantage of that and use them in a safe and good systematic way?
Through a certain recipe of course!
What are actually going to need?
- 2 tablespoon Chia Seeds per cup
- 2 Cups of Water or Smoothie
- 1/2 tablespoon of Raw Honey
What you need to do is to just soak the chia seeds in the water or smoothie for about 10 minutes. When the chia seeds are swollen, add a little bit of raw honey and now you can now consume your chia seed drink.
The honey is only used as a sweetener. Do not use processed sugar because they can be harmful to your body.
I prefer taking the drink early in the morning or before going to bed. But you can also take the drink during the day. It’s totally up to you.
I personally use a chia seed drink just before I start a fasting challenge for myself.