Chia seeds are becoming more and more popular. Homeland of this product is central and southern Mexico. This is an annual plant that is about 1 meter high.
Chia was one of the most important components in Aztec's diet. Man believed, that it was a source of energy and super power, so they used to eat it before hunting.
Nowadays, chia seeds are used for detox. The result is quite effective, but the product has many other useful features.
As we have already noted, chia is often used to lose weight. We want to focus your attention on product’s calories. 100 grams of chia seeds contain of about 480 calories, which is quite a lot. The calorie table looks like this:
Proteins - 16.54 gr. (66 kcal); Fats - 30,74 gr. (277 kcal); Carbohydrates - 42.12 gr. (168 kcal).
The product contains K, C, PP, B2, B1, and A vitamins. As well as zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
It is quite useful for digestive and cardiovascular system. The product strengthens the bones and teeth. Also, regulates sugar levels in blood.
It is not recommended for pregnant women just because scientists have not yet studied the general effect of the product during pregnancy.
Prepare chia pudding with our recipe.