Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica L and are believed to be native to Central America. The seeds have been used in diets, as well as for medicinal purposes, religious rituals, and cosmetics for ages. Today, people all over the world enjoy chia seeds. Ancient civilizations viewed chia seeds as highly nutritious — a belief that’s backed by modern science. According to Ms Mansi Chaudhary – Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh – chia pudding is one of the great ways to include these seeds in you diet.
Is chia pudding beneficial for health?
Chia seeds are edible seeds, a flowering plant in the mint family. Chia seeds are loaded with many nutrients and are an excellent source of fibre, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, and protein.
These tiny seeds are good fats that promote heart and joint health and as well as aid in memory.
What are the benefits of chia?
Chia’s benefits include better heart health, better weight management, reduced inflammation, improved digestion, detoxification, and better nutrient intake. Chia seeds may provide several benefits as a part of a healthy diet. Chia pudding is an easy breakfast option for busy mornings and as they are super healthy it can be used to make balanced and a high protein snack as well.
All one need to make chia pudding are:
• Chia seeds
• A liquid (Usually non-dairy milk).
• Also, the addition of sweetness, spices, fruit, and vegetables can be made along.
• Chia seeds can be consumed in many ways likewise smoothies, salad dressings, protein energy bars, and breadcrumbs.
Who all should have it?
As Chia seeds are a versatile ingredient, they should be consumed in cases as it reduces appetite and weight lowering triglycerides and improving blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes as well.