Chia seeds are considered one of the best superfoods for its amazing health and beauty benefits. They are a very powerful ingredient that can easily be added to any recipe for a healthy and yummy dish. One of the best and simple ways to consume chia in your daily diet is to use it in a healthy morning drink. Here is how to make a healthy chia water along with the list of its amazing benefits:
CHIA WATER BENEFITS
HEALTHY HEART – Chia seeds are good for a healthy heart and contains a good source of omega-3 as well as omega-6 fatty acids. Chia seeds can lower harmful (LDL) cholesterol while increasing the “good” (HDL) cholesterol. On top of that, chia seeds contain no cholesterol, they can also help reduce plaque buildup and lower high blood pressure.
LOSE WEIGHT – One of the ways that make chia so unique is that it can absorb up to 10X its own weight in water which is why chia water can prolong hydration and can make a good energy drink. It also slows digestion and keeps you feeling fuller to reduce cravings. Chia seeds also contain high amounts of zinc and help your body increase leptin. It also improves stamina and endurance, making it a great source of nutrition to maintain a healthy weight.
FIBRE – Fibre is associated to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and regulate bowel function. Chia 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.
BONE HEALTH – Calcium is very essential for your bone health, it helps to maintain bone strength and mass. Just an ounce of chia seeds has 18% of the daily recommended amount of calcium. Chia water also contains boron which is an essential nutrient for bone health. Boron helps metabolize magnesium, calcium manganese, and phosphorus for the healthy growth of bones and muscles.
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.
CHIA WATER RECIPE
Things you need-
- 1 cup filtered water or coconut water
- 1 A teaspoon of organic chia seeds
- Lemon Juice and honey ( optional)
Method- Put coconut water or filtered water in a cup and add your chia seeds. Stir well till the chia seeds are evenly dispersed and start to swell. Toss it in the fridge.
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.