The chia seeds come from a plant of the Labiatae family, the same from which basil, marjoram, mint, oregano, lavender derive).
They bring to the body a good dose of physical and mental energy.
Originally from central and southern Mexico, it is widespread in South America. The Aztecs attributed magical properties to chia. The Mayans regarded chia seeds as seeds of strength.
L chia seeds are rich in protein, complete amino acids, minerals, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium, antioxidants, isoflavones, fiber (although to activate the latter is necessary to soak the chia seeds in water for an hour). Chia is also rich in vitamins A, B, C, fatty acids, especially Omega3 that helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, thins the blood, reduces high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.
L chia seeds strengthen the nervous system, promote concentration and fight anxiety.
To better absorb the nutrients of chia seeds and make them more digestible it is advisable to grind them, store them in the refrigerator in an emetic container.
It controls blood pressure and cholesterol. One teaspoon per day.
Keeps hunger at bay. Pour a tablespoon of chia seeds into a glass of cold water for half an hour, add lemon juice and drink before eating.
Depletes the body and promotes intestinal transit. Soak a teaspoon of chia seeds in 10 ml of water for an hour. Add the lemon juice, pour it into 200 ml of water. Combine the liquids, with the chia seeds, stir and sweeten to taste with a little honey. Drink on an empty stomach.
Excellent supplement of vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds are an excellent multivitamin and multimineral. They contain more potassium than bananas, more magnesium than broccoli, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than oranges.