Chia Seeds And Weight Loss

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Chia Seeds and Weight Loss

Chia seeds have become talk of the town. Everyone seems to rave about it. I am not sure whether it helps in weight loss or not since I have not used it. If you have benefited from it, please let all of us know using the comments section below.

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I researched about Chia seeds and plan to include them in my diet.

Some of the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds are –

Regulation of Blood Sugar – Chia seeds can regulate insulin levels. Boon for diabates !

Antioxidants – Chia seeds have high shelf life, thanks to the antioxidants present in them. So, we now know two more great antioxidants – brown rice and Chia seeds apart from the famous Green Tea.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Just like Flax seeds, Chia seeds are rich in
Omega-3 Fatty Acids due to which they help in reducing cholesterol.

Fiber – Chia seeds are extremely good , rather excellent in fiber -10 grams in 2 tablespoons.
Calcium, Phophorus, Manganese – All good things packed !
Gluten Free -Chia seeds have no gluten or grains.So gluten intolerant people can easily consume them.

Egg Replacer – Now here is the good news for vegetarians. Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Keep the misture as is for 15 minutes.The outer layer of chia seeds swells in water and forms a gel. You can use this gel in your foods the same way as you use egg white.

Can Be Digested Whole – Its said that flaxseeds need to be ground for better digestion. Chia seeds can be consumed directly.

Now the weight loss part – Ideally any food which is rich in fibre and Omega 3 fatty acids is good for weight loss. I found a study by David Nieman, DrPH who is a professor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. He reveals that in 12 weeks, there was no effect of Chia seeds on the weight of participants.

I would suggest to include Chia seeds in your meals for improvement in your overall health but don’t expect miracles in your weight loss πŸ™‚ !

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11 COMMENTS

  1. one of my friend said about chia seeds and there use for weightloss, so i bought it lost week, but tarun how to include in diet, i mean recipes please

  2. Nice post dear. I simply add chia seeds to my chappati dough or sprinkle some in the food. It also thickens gravies so instead I’d adding cornflour chia seeds is good. Also where do you buy it from Tarun?

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