Today, everyone is struggling to stay fit and avoid feeling a bit under the weather every now and then. With the lifestyle that we follow and the stress that is offered by keeping personal professional life balance, we somehow fail to keep obesity and other health issues at bay. This blog will offer you the benefits of chia seeds for weight loss. They are not only healthy but also in trend as they come with miraculous properties.
Chia seeds support weight loss and other benefits for better health. They are tiny seeds that are so full of important nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, iron and calcium. They are also packed with antioxidants and help raise “good” cholesterol.
How do chia seeds help in weight loss?
If consumed on empty stomach regularly, these seeds will help you lose visible weight and will help you have a cheerful mood all day due to magnesium present in it. Two tablespoons of chia seeds have almost 10 grams of fiber which is around 40% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Isn’t that great? Undoubtedly, it is linked to weight loss because of its high fiber property.
How much chia seeds to consume for weight loss?
It is safe to consume 1.5 spoons of chia seeds every day. If consumed on an empty stomach, these will be great if you are planning to lose some weight along with a balanced diet. You can start with 28 grams every day until assessing your tolerance before you increase your intake.
How can you consume chia seeds?
Chia seeds can be consumed in the following forms. They also make add on to a delicious recipe.
Smoothies make a great breakfast. You can add some chia seeds to your smoothie to add nutritional values to it. Soak them before adding in your smoothie to make it gel-like.
Simply soak 1/4 cup of chia seeds in one-liter water and wait for 20 minutes. Consume this drink on an empty stomach. This will help in weight loss. (Also read: Ajwain water for weight loss)
Chia fruit drink or juice:
Add 1/4 cup of chia seeds to one liter of any fruit juice of your choice and leave it for 30 minutes. This drink will be full of minerals and fiber. But have it in moderate quantity as fruit juice has lots of natural sugar.
Chia vegetable stir fry:
Simply add a tablespoon, nearly 15 grams of chia seeds to your savory stir-fried veggies to have its nutritional benefits.
In a salad or as a salad dressing:
Topping your favorite salad with chia seeds dressing is much healthier than the dressings that are often loaded with sugar. Or you can simply sprinkle it to your salad and consume some healthy add on along with.
Add chia seeds to your homemade protein bars to give them a tint of nutrition and crunch. This will be far better than those pre-packaged bars that are just for the sugar rush.
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