chia seeds versus flax seeds
oil seeds are definitely the best source of fiber, protein, antioxidants and
omega 3 and also omega 6 fats available on the market. Chia seeds are often
compared to flax seeds due to the fact their nutritional profiles are quite
similar. Furthermore, unlike flax seeds, the chia oil seeds don't need to
be grounded and they have the danger to go rancid while the flax seeds does
go rancid. Basically, chia seeds enjoy a longer shelf life too. We believe
that the chia oil seeds eventually are going to replace the flax seeds.
Chia seeds enjoy 2 times the amount of potassium as bananas contain and 3
times the antioxidants that contain blueberries.
Chia seeds and its use for weight control
consuming chia oil seeds, we recommend to eat only a small amount, not more
then one ounce a day because chia seeds are very rich in fiber so large
quantities may provoke an upset stomach. This rich source of fiber will
also keep you feel full for a longer time and feeling full will make you
less prone to overeating. When you wet chia seeds they form in your stomach
some kind of a gelatinous substance which takes longer to digest. So by
consuming chia seeds you tend to overeat and snack less. It is a good idea
to eat chia right before a meal which makes you eat less.
Chia enhances engery
chia is a nutritional punch thru its omega 3 and 6. Consuming chia results
in a slow release of energy which can sustain you for a longer time without
the need of a next meal. Consuming chia enables a sustained release of
energy. This is not only good for preventing you from feeling hungry but
also for athletes that want to
improve endurance and for muscle repair.
Chia seeds and pregnant women
oil seeds are also good for women who are pregnant who need omega 3 for
their babies especially for their brain health. Therefore, a lot of women
eat fish because of its rich source of
mercury but a better way to get omega in their diet is consuming
chia seeds without concern of mercury from fish oil or fish itself.
Chia and its positive effect on diabetics
has also a positive impact on the blood glucose type 2 control. The
inclusion of 1 tablespoon of chia seeds of diet-controlled type 2 diabetics
show a reduction in their blood glucose levels.
Chia as a rich source of fiber
chia seed contains 36% in fiber of which is 20% soluble and 80% insoluble.
The positive effect of consuming fiber is that lowers cholesterol, helps
intestinal health, such as the gut function reduces the risk of colon
cancer. Furthermore, diet high on fiber improves blood sugar control and so
assist diabetes management.
substance in chia seeds of the omega 3 (ALA) is very important for a
healthy heart and it benefits in lowering cholesterol, maintaining a good
artery function and reducing cardiovascular disease. It is worth mentioning
that the heart foundation advocates a daily intake of 2 grams of Omega
three ALA as opposed to Omega three DHA, which is found in fish oil, which
should be consumed twice a week.
Chia and a healthy skin, hair and nails
containing omega 3, chia also is rich in Omega 6 LA. Omega 6 LA are
antioxidants and a protein that are important for a healthy skin. These
antioxidants slow the process of aging the body. Nails and hair consist also
mostly of protein. Protein is used by the human body to build and repair
tissues relies on daily intake as protein can’t be stored in the body.
Consuming Chia seeds makes your body receive a great deal of protein since
chia seeds contains 20% of the daily protein value in each serve.