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Chia Seed Pudding Might Sound Like A Dessert… But Those Tiny Seeds Pack A Huge Nutritional Punch!
Whether you’ve seen them in trendy breakfast bowls or you remember them from catchy commercial jingles in the ‘80s, you’ve probably heard of chia seeds.
It might surprise you to know that “Ch-ch-ch-chia” seeds and the seeds touted as a modern superfood are the same thing. As unlikely as it may seem, they are!
Now, the exact definition of superfoods is a bit tricky. But, generally speaking, superfoods are any foods that pack a huge nutritional wallop… and might have health benefits well beyond adding nutrients to your daily diet.
Some superfoods don’t quite live up to the hype. And chia seeds are credited with a lot—like helping to lower blood pressure—that they might not actually do.BRAND NEW: These Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
But they still bring a whole lot to your plate that make them a must-have for your pantry. Although they’re tiny, chia seeds pack in everything from zinc to calcium.
And with the right recipe, you can unlock huge nutritional benefits!
You’ve probably seen zinc listed in every vitamin and nutritional supplement you’ve ever seen. And there’s a good reason for that.
Our bodies can’t store much zinc, but it is vital for a ton of cellular processes. This includes helping to stimulate the immune system and heal surface-level wounds.
And while getting zinc from a supplement is a good way to make sure you get enough, adding a little more to your diet won’t hurt. Chia seeds are a great source for this important nutrient.
And when you get your chia seeds in the form of a delicious high-zinc dessert, you’re sure to get the daily dose you need for a balanced immune system.
Everyone knows the importance of calcium. It can help you build strong bones, which is essential for women as we age.
And since we tend to absorb less calcium as we age, it’s important to add new calcium sources into your diet whenever you can. This is especially true of plant-based calcium sources… which are usually lower in bad fats and have more fiber than animal-based calcium sources.
Chia seeds pack a huge amount of calcium. Just 3.5 oz of chia seeds nets you 631 mg of calcium.
That’s more than four times what you get in a 3.5 oz glass of milk!
Of course, you can’t drink 3.5 oz of chia seeds. And you can’t get it in a standard bowl of cereal.SPECIAL: These 3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Are Specially Designed To Burn Off More Fat… So You Lose More Weight
But a delicious smoothie like this one gets you a delicious dose of roughly 1.5 ounces of chia seeds. It’s packed with calcium from multiple sources, giving it an extra nutritional boost.
And the delicious mango flavor will have you coming back for more!
There are certain things most people don’t expect to find in their foods. Phosphorous is one of them.
It is fairly common in plant-based foods, however. And it plays a vital role in keeping our cell walls strong.
While phosphorous deficiencies are rare… except in cases where someone might have an inherited or chronic condition… it doesn’t hurt to add a little more to your diet.
And when you can hide chia seeds in something as delicious as these lemon muffins, there’s no reason to skip on an extra dose of phosphorous!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
I’ve written before about omega-3s and how important they are for your body. Not only can they help reduce general inflammation in your body—goodbye, bloating!—but they can also help lower blood pressure.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered a “healthy fat” because they don’t do to your body what “unhealthy fats” do.
Healthy fats won’t raise your triglyceride levels, for example. And, in some cases they may even lower them.
If you want a strong does of omega-3s, avocados are still your best bet.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
But chia seeds are a close second. In fact, 75% of the fat in those tiny seeds—which are often decried for being high in fat, ironically enough—is made up of omega-3s.
And if you combine these two foods, you get a huge hit of omega-3 fatty acids.
Something like this delicious seitan salad with avocado and a chia seed dressing is sure to hit the spot. Just be sure to substitute chicken for the seitan if you’re sensitive to gluten.
When people think plant-based sources of protein, they think of tofu, beans, or mushrooms.
And for good reason too. These foods are protein-heavy and incredibly versatile.
But if you want plant-based protein, make sure you grab some chia seeds too. Just one ounce of chia seeds has 4.7 g of protein! One ounce of chicken, for comparison, has 4.75 grams.
Talk about close comparisons!
Chia seeds might not roast up quite as nicely as a chicken, but they are just as versatile.
You can eat them on top of ice cream for a pop of protein. Or you can try these savory crepes seasoned with garlic.
If there is one thing that all superfoods seem to have in common, it is fiber.
You might think fiber is only something to reach for when you’re having a rough time in the bathroom. But, as it turns out, fiber can do so much more than keep you regular.
Fiber can help keep your blood sugar stable. And it’s one of the key ingredients in anything that is supposed to help you feel full without eating as much as you normally do.TRENDING: This Massive “Mistake” Melted 48lbs Off Her Body (Click Here to See How)…
It gives your body a “satiety cue” which tells your body it’s time to stop eating. This, more than anything, is probably the chia seed’s biggest benefit.
And that’s probably why chia pudding is so popular!
Chia seeds are loaded with vital nutrients. And they are easily mixed into most baked goods or thrown onto bowls of oatmeal on days when you don’t want to whip up an entirely new recipe.
So if you’ve been curious about these tiny seeds and their sudden surge in popularity, I suggest giving them a try. They could become your new favorite topping!
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Chia seeds make for a delicious, fresh, and VERY nutritional dessert.
But if you’re looking for something a little more familiar… maybe with some rich chocolate…
May I tempt you with these chocolate chip cookies?
They’re the ultimate comfort food: perfectly chewy with just the right amount of crunch… with those delicious melty chocolate chips…
And what your taste buds won’t know is that secretly, these treats are helping you LOSE weight when you eat them (thanks to some really smart & simple ingredient swaps)!
And we even have 6 more delicious, indulgent dessert recipes for you… that are secretly healthy & slimming—so you’ll never have to sacrifice your sweet tooth in the name of trimming down your waistline: