What is Chia?
Salvia hispanica, commonly known
as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family,
Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and
Guatemala.The 16th century Codex Mendoza provides evidence
that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times;
economic historians have suggested that it was as important as
maize as a food crop. It is still used in Mexico and Guatemala,
with the seeds sometimes ground, while whole seeds are used for
nutritious drinks and as a food source
The main components are the omega 3 - in higher content than that found in flaxseed. also has fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and protein.
Helps lose weight because ...
According to nutritionist Flávia Cyfer the chia acts on three different fronts that help in weight loss
Cause satiety: "Its seeds are mucilaginous, meaning rich in fiber. On contact with water to form a gel in the stomach. Before this reaction, digestion becomes slower. Accordingly, the individual is more satisfied quickly and then starts to consume smaller portions. "
Fights inflammation: "fat is a result of an inflammatory process in the body, which stops sending messages of satiety to the brain. With that, you lose control over hunger about to eat and never feel satisfied. Omega 3 The present in the grain combat this inflammation, helping the body regain control over your appetite. "
Detoxifies: "fiber regulates intestinal transit and cleans the body through the stool."
Besides helping the body to get in shape, chia assists in lowering cholesterol, controlling blood glucose levels, aids in bone formation, prevents premature aging and improves the body's immunity.
Anyone can eat the seed. However, due to the high calorie, the excess can lead to weight gain. So to lose weight, eat only the amount indicated on the matter.
How to consume?