• Lydia Cotter - Naturopath & Functional Medicine

Chia Seed Crush


l♡ve Your Body With Chia Seeds

It’s too easy to fall in l♡ve with chia seeds when consuming them is linked to improving weight loss, promoting a healthy complexion and increasing energy.

Check out more benefits to these tiny but powerful seeds below.

They’re dairy & gluten free AND vegan friendly

Chia seeds are a low allergen food so people can enjoy them with restricted diets whether it's vegan/vego, gluten free or dairy free.

Bursting with Omega-3

Chia seeds have high amounts alpha linoleic acid (ALA) an omega-3 fat. These are essential fatty acids (the super healthy fats) that help keep your skin glowing, promote healthy brain and nerve function, as well as helping to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and improve metabolic health.

Packed with Protein

There’s about 20% protein in chia seeds. Protein is a weight loss friendly macronutrient as it effectively curbs appetite and cravings.

Superfood ALERT!!!

Adding chia seeds to your food will dramatically boost the nutritional value. They are high in magnesium, potassium and calcium, plus have a decent amount of phosphorus, zinc, vitamins B3 (niacin) B1 (Thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin).

Fabulous Fibre

As they are easily digested, chia seeds support your digestive system to function better. One serving of chia seeds contains 41% of your daily fibre which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, controls hunger and balances your appetite.

Fibre also helps move food along the digestive tract to keep your bowels regular and clear toxins from your body.

Energy

The high fibre and protein content in chia seeds means that there is a slow release of energy over an extended period of time. This helps to prevent spikes in blood sugar, which zaps your energy. So you’ll have a constant supply of energy.

Versatility & Variety

Chia seeds can be added into sweet or savoury dishes. The seeds themselves don’t really have a taste, which is brilliant as you can get creative and pretty much add them to anything.

They can be eaten raw, used to thicken soups and sauces, grounded up and added to baked goods or porridges and puddings.

My favourite is to have them in smoothies, breakfast bowls, muffins and sprinkled over salads.

You can even use them as a binder or egg substitute in cooking. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 3 tablespoons of water, stir and leave to rest until a gel is formed. This is equivalent to 1 egg.

Give chia seeds a little l♡ve

Chia seeds are incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. So get some today and before you know it you’ll have a chia crush too!

Check out these 10 delicious ideas for using chia seeds.

Enjoy and be well.

☀☀☀

Lydia

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