Updated: May 28, 2018
What are the benefits of chia seeds? They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
Do you know that a healthy as well as delicious diet isn’t hard to prepare? Well, certainly yes, when it comes to deriving ways of how one can ensure the same with chia seeds. After all, there can’t be a greater feeling that having some of the refreshing and rejuvenating tasty dishes by equally safeguarding the health in the process as well. Yes, that’s the beauty of chia seeds.
Let’s take a look at the ways, by which you can have them in your diet:-
Chia seeds in Fresh Juice or Water
An absolutely easy way to include chia seeds in your diet is by using them with glass of juice or water.
Soak chia seeds in water. For 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, take one cup of water and soak overnight, and it is recommended to place it in the fridge. Well, in the morning, it is your choice to add juice or water to the gel for a sumptuous drink which you are surely going to relish.
Chia seeds in yogurt, sandwich
The sight of chia seeds toppings will make any meal special. Yes, you can use it with yogurt. These seeds also prove to be the best substitute for those meals that may require little texture.
Yes, if you want to use it in place of granola toppings or sesame seeds, then that can be effectively done as well. Yes, as part of its characteristics, chia seeds add fiber, antioxidants and protein to your diet and make the eatables as refreshing and tasty every single time you have.
Chia seeds in bakes
Don’t you want to give an extra nut like taste to your cakes which you are baking? Yes, that’s exactly what chia seeds can actually do. Include them as an essential to your cake recipes, and you are good to go.
Chia seeds in lemonade
You can use in lemonade. Take two cups of water and one and half table spoons of chia seeds and soak it. Thereafter, use the juice of one lemon and add in the mixture. Therein, the mixture is ready. You can add honey for a more refreshing taste though.
Chia seeds in popsicles
Has the fruit popsicles been attracting you from the supermarket? Can’t you hold your nerves, every single time; you come across its sight? Well, now, I am suggesting you a healthier and refreshing way of eating the same with chia seeds.
Quite like the necessary ingredients, which are required towards creating the fruit pops in terms of fruit juice, simply add chia seeds and freeze, like the way you normally do in ice pop molds. The taste will make you go “wow”.
There you go. You can surely create variety of dishes without any hiccups, right at the comforts of home with chia seeds. The aspect of health and taste goes hand in hand and this is such a beauty of how smartly, you can make your decision of having mouthwatering dishes, by equally taking utmost care of your health as well.
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