It helps fight free radicals, contributes to the glowing appearance of the skin, and most importantly everything – gives a fascinating feeling. What power is hidden in this miniature seeds, which we also call “superfood”? Does it really improve the condition of the skin?
Chia seeds are known even in Indian tribes and have been used for centuries because of its extraordinary useful features. It is said that women used only one tablespoon of seeds all day long. Today, his power is rediscovered. Because of the high level of Omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that contain chia seeds, it has a beneficial effect on the whole organism, as well as on the condition of the skin.
Why you should eat chia seeds everyday?
Chia seeds are the richest botanical source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in nature, contains more omega 3 fatty acids than fish oil. It also contains 30% more antioxidants than blueberry. Chia is also rich in proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
In addition to all the other benefits offered by this seed, such as a rich source of Omega 3, an excellent source of protein and a true superfood representative, the seeds at the same time are great and a cure for skin diseases.
When it comes to skin care, the seeds that stabilize fat and inflamed skin help fight infections, prevents scarring and reduces redness. Reducing the appearance of inflammation is a great asset for people who are susceptible to skin acne. For people with dry and cracked skin, the seeds help in creating a protection that maintains the balance of hydration. It cures and improves the quality of the epidermis and relieves itching caused by dry skin.
Antioxidants in chia seeds enable faster skin cell renewal and block the harmful effects of external factors. In other words, it helps prevent the signs of aging and improves the overall health of skin cells.
Where does this miniature seed power comes from?
Exactly from the inside. Omega 3 fats prevent the formation of acne, wrinkles and contribute to oily skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that prevents the formation of inflammatory processes and the appearance of wrinkles. It keeps your skin elastic, smooth and soft. Vitamin B3, a proven anti-inflammatory agent, helps to reduce redness, which is often accompanied by stains and at the same time soothes the skin. Zinc has been proven to help reduce the formation of sebum and protect against the creation of bacterial acne-induced infections. Zinc is also an indispensable element for the recovery of skin tissue. It helps to restore the skin after acne and prevents the appearance of scars. In addition, it is also known for its anti-aging properties.
And, are there any side effects from the use of chia?
No, your skin will get a healthy glow, you will forget about all the problems that you have with your skin and you will experience a huge increase in energy!
Here’s how you can use chia seeds.
It is important to note that the seeds absorb fluid and that they can increase their volume by up to 10 times.
As an accessory
A teaspoon of seeds that you can add to your oat flakes, yogurt or sprinkle salad. One teaspoon contains only 65 calories, and provides 54 percent of the daily needs for Omega-3.
Chia seeds will not change the taste of the beverage, it will only give it an even better and thicker texture. Additionally, it will enrich the smoothie for 3.4 g of fiber, 80 percent of the required daily amount of vitamin K and 63.1 mg calcium (1 tbsp).
Because of the possibility of absorption of fluid, the seeds are an ideal substitute for people who are intolerant of eggs, for vegans and for those who want to improve their health. Put one tablespoon of chia seeds in a blender for a few seconds. Then add 3 tablespoons of water to the mixture and mix. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes or mix in a blender for a few seconds. Chia’s egg will have a texture like a real egg that allows you to use it for baking muffins, cakes, pastry and the like. If you want more eggs, just increase the amount of chia and water (1: 3).
Put a ¼ cup of seeds in a bowl, add 1 cup of almond milk. Place 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and add honey or maple syrup. If you want add cinnamon. Stir well, fold and leave in the refrigerator to stand overnight. In the morning enjoy a healthy vegan breakfast. You can brew pudding with coconut, almonds and the like.
In addition to flour
If you want to enrich your bread, pancakes or waffles with a spoon of health, put in a blender chia seed, blush it and add it to the flour you use. We recommend that you include the egg on the recipe.
Chia gel for marmalade
In 50 ml warm water add 1 tablespoon of chia seed. Let’s stay overnight
In the refrigerator. Put the resulting chea gel in a fresh fruit blender according to your wishes, and use it as a marmalade.
Detoxification chia drink
Make a gel, place it in a glass bottle and add 1 cup of water and 1 cup organic juice to your liking. Mix them good and the detoxification bottle is ready!