Everyone looks forward to having a healthy glowing glass skin and what better way than consuming a healthy drink that will keep your gut healthy and help you reach your goal!
How does drinking chia water benefit your skin?
Helps keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay:
Chia seeds contain antioxidants which are helpful for age-related wrinkles and fine lines. They help fight free radical damage, keeping the skin intact. Drinking chia seeds water can also help get rid of blemishes on the skin and make your skin look glowing and radiant. These seeds contain vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin C and are rich in iron and potassium. These nutrients can help boost skin elasticity over time, thus also keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay, fighting all signs of ageing.
Helps fight acne:
Many people suffer from acne and chia seeds have anti-inflammatory properties help treat acne. It is cooling for the body and soothing to the skin. It helps keep acne-forming bacteria away.
Keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized:
Chia seeds also have omega-3s, which keep the skin hydrated at all times. Skin hydration is very essential because if your skin doesn’t have sufficient hydration, it will result in dry skin. Consuming chia seed water will help restore the skin’s moisture barrier. It can also help keep skin conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis etc at bay. Also, when the skin barrier is strong, the skin will be lesser prone to UV damage by the sun.
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Chia Water Recipe:
- Mint leaves
- Chia seeds
Into a glass, add in the lime and mint leaves and gentle crush it using a pestle. Then add in the chia seeds and honey before topping up the glass with water.
Let this sit for 10 to 15 minutes, so that the chia seeds can bloat completely before consuming.
It is essential to note that apart from the multiple benefits chia water has for your skin, it has several other benefits for your body and general health.
You can check out some of the benefits below:
- Improves digestion:
Chia seeds are rich in fibre and with its intake; fibre helps one to have good digestion and good bowel movements. It is helpful to ease one’s stool as it has soluble fibres, which also feed on the friendly bacteria in the gut.
- Could help in weight loss:
Chia seeds absorb large amounts of water, as they are soluble fibres and once consumed they expand in the stomach and make the person full, in turn reducing the intake or consumption of food.
- Good for heart diseases/cardiovascular system:
Chia seeds have an antioxidant called quercetin, which helps reduce the risk of many diseases including the heart. It also helps lower one’s blood pressure and triglycerides (the most common type of fat in one’s body).
- Good for diabetics:
The intake of chia seeds can help maintain the insulin levels of the body and stabilizes the blood sugar levels, especially after meals.
- Prevents the risk of getting cancer:
They are known to have lignans, which contain anti-estrogenic effects and inhibit the growth of cells in breast tumours and also reduces the risk of cervical cancer.
- Helpful for osteoporosis:
Chia seeds can be helpful to those who suffer from any sort of bone issues, because it contains calcium, phosphorous and manganese.