MAMA MIA- It’s time for CHIA

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Now that SUMMER has set in so has my time to add Chia seeds to my daily diet.

Chia Seeds, YUP those little black and white varieties of seeds  that swell up when put in any liquid.

Benefits of adding CHIA seeds to your daily diet:-

Nutrition Content:- 1 oz CHIA SEED contains whooping 11 grams of fiber- Constipated anyone????? Yup it helps with digestion.

Approx 4-5 grams of protein

5 grams of omega 3 fatty acids

More antioxidants than Flax seeds

Contain calcium, Zinc, phosphorous

It is great for the diabetics- It is shown that Chia seeds slow down the digestive process of converting carbohydrates to sugar.

Prevents Dehydration:- chia seeds have the ability to absorb tremendous quantity of water.

Great for Weight loss as they keep you full for longer time.

Oh!!! Great for your skin and hair too 🙂 Now this is something we all girls die for. Chia is rich in protein, vitamin, minerals and of course the fiber (keeps you regular 😉 ) all help in giving you shiny skin and strong shiny hair.

By the way, you can have them any time of the year 🙂 According to Ayurvedic wisdom, Chia seeds help reduce Vata- this is the air constituent of the body, Stabilize Pitta- the fire constituent and nourishes the kapha- water and earth constituent of the body.

Below find my yummy Chocolate CHIA pudding recipe :-

 

YUMMY CHOCOLATE-CHIA BREAKFAST PUDDING

1 Fully ripe banana

2 tbsp unrolled/ organic oats

1 to 1 1/2 cup milk (skim if you r on ur way to that slim belly)

3-4 walnut halves

3-4 almonds

1 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp CHIA SEEDS

Put all the ingredients except chia seeds in a blender and blend to a smoothie consistency. Add the chia seeds now and blend once again. Empty this mixture in a glass container and cover it. Refrigerate overnight and wallaaaa!!!!

No sweetener required as the ripe banana gives the desired sweetness but if it is not sweet enough for you, you can add a sweetener of your choice.

Simple way to add them in your daily diet is adding them to your favorite smoothie or your glass of buttermilk or if you are a regular exerciser like me then simply add it to bottle of your drinking water and drink during exercise.

Chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid, so are great for preventing dehydration during exercise or exposure to heat- (NOW YOU GET IT WHY I START TAKING IT IN SUMMERS 😉 ).

 

WORD OF CAUTION:-

Look for the source of your chia seeds and try to find the NON GMO and organic ones.

 

Have a wonderful summer 2014 and don’t forget to visit my blog post on MANGO

 

 

Reference:

1.  Bowden, J, Ph.D., C.N.S, (2007). The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,Beverly,M.A.: Fair Winds Press.

2. Grandma and momma’s WISDOM 🙂

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by nimesg on April 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    class as usual radhi………..grt

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