If you are trying to lose weight, or change your diet to improve your health, you must have heard about the Chia seeds – one of the most popular super-foods nowadays. Here you can find out more about its effect on your body and health and I hope you will like the recipe for a tasty smoothie.
The Chia plant, also known as Salvia hispanica, is a flowery plant from the mint family and it is a source of minerals and nutrients. This healthy seeds have hydrating effect on our body, help in the digestion and regulate the level of electrolyte. Chia seeds are recommended for people who want to lose weight because they help in burning fat and at the same time they make us feel satiated, and they are a great substitution for all salty crisps. They are gluten-free and can be combined with different foods.
This seeds have been used for thousands of years, but it become popular in the last 25 years, because it has been discovered that they are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids – one of the best source of health quality oil. Besides, the chia seeds are rich in antioxidants and a high level of magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. As such, this seeds have great influence in preventing heart disease, high levels of blood sugar, and it is great with digestion.
You can use the chia seeds in your everyday diet, most of the time it is used in breakfast so it helps in the work of the digestive system. Try this smoothie and boost your immunity!
- 1 cup of mixed fruit – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
- ½ cup of juice of pomegranate
- ½ cup of water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
All the ingredients put in a blender and mix them until you get a homogeneous smooth mixture. Put it in a glass and add few more chia seeds on top as a decoration and enjoy it.