Superfoods are nutritious and energy-rich foods with fewer calories and are an extract from the plants. They are healthier and richer in antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Chia seeds are the best among the superfoods and are basically of two types, including white and black. The types they classify depend on the flowering plant variety. The black chia seeds are small seeds that look black, comes from the mint dark purple flowering plants, and enrich the overall well-being of a human. It helps to reduce stress, to get better sleep, and fight against cancer creating free radicals. It also aids in preventing diabetes and slows down the digestion process. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and is the best boon for vegetarian people as it acts as an egg substitute, and it helps to maintain heart health, suppress cardiovascular problems, and keeps the blood pressure and improves bone fitness in control always.
Most people prefer to take it in the soaked, powdered form, or as a whole seed. You can consume it regularly to boost up your energy and immune system to do all the day-to-day activities. It is highly helpful in hydrating yourself, and you can consume it by soaking one tablespoon of seeds in a tumbler of water overnight and drink it in the early morning. You can take it as raw or with a portion of cooked food. They are high in protein when compare to other superfoods and help people to reduce their weight. You can also take it by mixing it with fruits, yogurts, juices, and breakfast cereals.
It helps to reduce inflammation and fights against viruses, bacteria, and infectious microorganisms. They also act as the best detox agent and prevent constipation and regularise bowel movements. You can intake them to maintain good dental well-being and have anti-aging properties to keep you always young and strong. To boost skin health, people apply them as a face mask.
Sportspeople or fitness freaks can drink it after their workout sessions to repair the damaged tissues, as this is the perfect source of protein. Pregnant women will take it to increase the iron level for both the mother and baby. Chia seeds also help to prevent hair loss, make it look shiny, and stimulates the growth of hair, and you apply them as a hair mask. It even delays the hair from greying as it has more amino acids.
Kids love to eat it in puddings, jam, ice-creams, smoothies, protein bars, and pancakes. People can purchase black chia seeds in organic stores, supermarkets, and online shopping portals. Maintenance and the storage process are simple and you can store it in both dry and cool places.