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The Skinny on Chia Seeds

2016-10-18 | By: Snap Fitness

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about chia seeds lately, and for good reason! We love them not only for their superfood qualities, but they can also help with weight loss! Check out some of the ways they can help you slim down below and add in some chia seeds to your weight loss program! 

Fiber

Chia seeds are packed with fiber, which aids in digestion. You’ll feel less bloated thanks to your body being more regular.

Low Carb

An ounce of chia seeds has only 12 grams of carbohydrates, so your body will store very little fat in comparison to the amount that you eat.

De-Stress:

Chia seeds are loaded with serotonin-releasing tryptophan and magnesium, as well as depression-fighting omega 3s. Less stress means that your body produces less cortisol, which is a win-win. Cortisol is not good because is causes fat to cling to your mid-section.

Calcium:

Just one ounce of chia seeds are loaded with 179 mg of calcium, making these a great option for those who don’t eat dairy.

Healthy Fats:

Good fats can burn body fat, as well as help you feel full! This means that you will be less likely to overeat.

 

Best ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet

  • Mix with coconut milk and honey and let sit overnight. In the morning, add fruit and nuts and you’ve got a delicious and healthy coconut chia pudding for breakfast.
  •  Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds to 4 ounces of coconut water and a teaspoon of super greens for a nutritious Chia Green Smoothie that’s ready to enjoy right away.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of chia seeds on top of your yogurt to add in some healthy omega 3s.
  •  Chia seeds can also be baked into muffins or cakes to add in some nutrition.

 

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