All About Chia Seeds – How to Bloom Chia Seeds.
Chia seeds is a healthy ingredient to add in your diet. These are a healthy source of nutrients which is best for your body.
Chia seeds looks like tiny seeds but they are packed with tons of benefits. Chia seeds are excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, anti oxidants, fiber, iron and calcium. It helps to improve good cholestrol which protect against heart attack and stroke.
A 28-gram, or 1-ounce, serving of chia seeds also contains 5.6 grams of protein. It has more fiber and protein than flax seeds.
Chia Seeds Benefits,
3)Reduce the risk of heart disease.
4)Helps in weightloss
5)Reduce blood pressure and inflammation.
6)Reduces the risk of cholestrol
8)It is a natural detox
Over all it is a super food.
It is important to consume chia seeds in required amount. Since chia seeds absorb lots of water, you have to either soak it in water or any liquid before consuming. Chia seeds can absorb 27 times their weight in water. So soak it in water before consuming. If you are consuming it raw, drink a glass of water after that.
Do you know! Chia seeds has as much calcium as a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than a serving of walnuts, as many antioxidants as blueberries. It is one of the highly nutritious seed.
Chia seeds contains,
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Vitamins A, B, E and D
- Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and others
Chia seeds creates a gel like texture when it is soaked in any liquid. It absorbs all the liquid and swells up. You can check my fig chia jam recipe.
You can consume chia seeds raw, cooked. But you have to add them to water to smoothies to make them swell before eating.
One serving (28 grams) of chia seeds contains
- 131 calories
- 8.4 grams of fat
- 13.07 grams of carbohydrate
- 11.2 grams of fiber
- 5.6 grams of protein
- No sugar
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
- Chia Seeds - 3 tblsp
- Water - 1 cup
- Take both of it in a jar and mix well.
- Put this in fridge for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
- You can use this in any beverages of choice.
1)Take a jar
2)Add in chia seeds
3)Take it in a jar
4)Add in water
6)Add water as mentioned.
8)Put this in fridge overnight.
9)Now it is well soaked.
10)Done. You can add this in any beverage of choice.