Today we bring you an unknown but effective food that serves to lose weight if we take it correctly. In addition, it has multiple minerals and benefits
Effortless weight loss is possible if we are smart and if we do the right things. Obviously, it is useless to follow a trick and bloat to eat, but if we eat a healthy and balanced diet we can enhance weight loss if we act correctly.
And one of these tricks is to introduce chia seeds into our diet. We tell you what it is, how to take them and the pros and cons.
What are chia seeds?
The chia belongs to the mint family and is Mexico. Chia seeds are consumed as whole grains, but they are a pseudo grain. That means they are the carbohydrate-rich seeds of a grassless plant. When chia seeds are mixed with liquid, they expand and form a kind of thick gel.
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Why chia seeds help you lose weight
As we have just told you, chia seeds expand when joined with a liquid, and increase their volume. Therefore, if we consume them mixed with water, they will increase in volume in the stomach, which will make us more satiated and, therefore, eat less.
Also, chia seeds are high in fiber. About two tablespoons contain ten grams of fiber, 40% of the recommended daily intake. In this regard, numerous studies have linked fiber to weight loss, such as this one from 2015.
Be careful, although chia works to lose weight, you have to be careful with the amounts, because two tablespoons have 138 calories and 9 grams of fat, so you have to use it and consume it in moderation, to see if the remedy is going to be worse than the disease.
Other benefits of chia seeds
According to one study, chia seeds are almost twice as high in antioxidants than previously thought. Antioxidants help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals in the body.
Another benefit is that they are gluten-free, making them a great source of protein for people with celiac disease.
The chia seeds contain many vitamins, but they are a great source of calcium., Essential for strong bones and teeth and a healthy metabolic function.
Chia seeds are also rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and copper.
How and how much to take them
Ideally, take two to three spoons a day, mixed with water or with salads, smoothies, yogurts or homemade bread. They are tasteless and have a nice texture, so they actually stick like any dressing.
And this is it, reader. In the coming days we will talk about oat bran, also very good for losing weight. And, as always, if you have any questions or if you take any medication, consult your doctor first.
On a very simple level, your weight depends on the number of calories you consume, how many of those calories you store, and how many you burn up. But each of these factors is influenced by a combination of genes and environment. Both can affect your physiology (such as how fast you burn calories) as well as your behavior (the types of foods you choose to eat, for instance). The interplay between all these factors begins at the moment of your conception and continues throughout your life.