Chia seed is a treasure trove of nutrients with fibre, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B and more. The high levels of fibre in chia seeds aid the digestive process and prevent constipation. The fibre in the seed is also a boon to those who wish to shed weight. The antioxidants in chia seeds prevent cancer, maintain blood sugar levels, and improve cardiac health.
For weight loss, you can try an easy chia seed drink - Take a glass of warm water and squeeze half of a lime into it. Add a tablespoon of chia seeds. Stir it well and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this on an empty stomach in the morning, half an hour before food. Doing this for two weeks can help you reduce weight when coupled with the right workouts and diet. Here's the recipe for a chia seed pudding that's also extremely nutritious and delicious.
3 spoons of chia seeds
1 glass skimmed milk milk
1 tbsp honey
Seasonal fruits of your choice
A handful of almonds, crushed into granules
Mix 3 spoons of chia seeds, 1 glass of skimmed milk and a tablespoon of honey
Store it in the fridge overnight
The mix will have a firm texture in the morning
Then, add seasonal fruits of your choice to it
Garnish with almonds and enjoy