These little balls of energy are a remarkable source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that keep our bodies healthy. This seed, native to Central America, has long been known for its nutritional properties. It contains 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 4 times more iron than spinach and 10 times more omega-3 than salmon.
Below we have listed some of the beneficial effects of Chia seed in our diet.
Adding these seeds to our menus helps:
1 - Lose weight:
The seeds absorb a lot of fluid and air from the stomach. As a result, you are full more quickly and therefore eat smaller portions.
2 - Reduce heartburn:
Chia seeds can relieve heartburn. A spoonful of these seeds after a meal helps absorb the excess acid in the stomach and helps you get back to normal.
3 - Heal wounds:
These seeds contain amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, so the cells in our body regenerate faster and wounds heal faster.
4 - Regulate thyroid problems:
The selenium and zinc in Chia seeds help control thyroid function and restore hormonal balance.
5 - Reduce gastrointestinal problems:
Chia seeds can reduce gas, stomach cramps and diarrhea. By swelling, they counter-attack diarrhea. In addition, the fiber of the plant stimulates the activity of the intestine and at the same time helps to solve the problems of constipation.
6 - Fluidify the blood:
According to several studies, Chia seeds have an anticoagulant effect which can significantly reduce the risk of cardiac arrest and stroke.
Good to know :
Chia seeds are gluten free and low in calories. They have a strong absorbent effect and gel on contact with liquid. Because of their dehydrating properties, it is important to drink plenty of water when consuming it.
- 1/2 teaspoon for cats and small dogs
- 1 teaspoon for medium sized dogs
- 2 teaspoons for large dogs
150 gram bag
Simply sprinkle on the food and provide your pet with plenty of water.
Either you put the seeds directly in the food, in this case, make sure that it has access to plenty of water, or you let the seeds macerate in water or broth for 10 to 15 minutes, and you integrate the gel obtained in its bowl.
For birds, mix 1 teaspoon of chia seeds per 6 teaspoons of birdseed mixture.