Written by Anna Masternak
Chia Seeds – Superfood, not only for Athletes.
As a Massage Therapist, I outline to my patients an importance of healthy eating because ”We Become What We Eat”.
There is a new wave of people looking after their health in natural ways. Mindful eating, which is eating with the intention of caring for yourself, as well as choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment is one of the ways to do that.
I love to try different foods and recipes in my kitchen. About a month ago, I purchased a little 150g bag of Chia Seeds. I knew it’s one of the Superfoods high in Proteins, Omega-3, Antioxidants, but I did not have a clue how do I eat it… So I went to the Internet and found thousands articles with information and recipes there. I was amazed how those little seeds, the size poppy seeds can tremendously enhance your health. Most importantly, they can impact lives of people involved in high intensity activities as Athletes, Runners and any Sport person, as well as people with low energy levels.
Chia means ”strength” in the Mayan language.
Chia Seeds contains Essential fatty acids alpha-linoleic, linoleic acid, Omega-3 and Omega-6, proteins, minerals, vitamins A, B, D, E and antioxidants.
The Chia Seeds can prolong the hydration, helping retain moisture and regulate more efficiently the body’s absorption of nutrients and fluids, including electrolyte balance.
The seeds are also responsible for slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar with endurance and metabolic rate, which is beneficial for Athletes and others.
For weight loss, Chia Seeds are an appetite suppressant.
It can be used in your porridge, yoghurt. You can eat it dry or drink soaked in water or add to your salad or soup. And it has no flavour, which makes it so easy to consume.
It took me only 1 week to notice the difference in my energy levels and gut feeling after adding Chia Seeds only to my porridge in the morning.
Try it for yourself!!!