Chia Seed Water: weight loss benefits of chia seeds
Here are chia seeds in water it help you weight loss.
* What do you think of when you think about chia? Maybe it’s pudding, or maybe it’s quirky houseplants. For some TikTokkers, it’s breakfast.
* They’ve started putting these tiny seeds in water and drinking them to stave off hunger — or so they say.
* Is there any truth to this trick? Registered dietitian Beth Czerwony, RD, explains the science behind the seeds, including whether this trend is one to try or to toss.
The benefits of chia seed water:- Chia seeds are incredibly healthy, a source of fiber, protein and various nutrients. They’re also whole-grain, low-carb and low-calorie, with only about 100 calories per ounce.
* They come from Salvia hispanica, a purple-flowered plant in the mint family, which grows in Mexico and Guatemala. And though the seeds themselves are teeny-tiny
1) Antioxidants: These substances help protect you against free radicals, which can contribute to cancer and various illness and impact the way your body ages.
2) Fiber: Chia seeds include 11 grams of fiber, which is key for gut health and helps you feel fuller for longer. (More on this in a moment!)
3) Protein: Sometimes referred to as the “building blocks” of your body, protein is vital in the health of your muscles, skin, bones and more. It’s also key to losing weight
4. Chia seeds can absorb as much as 12 times their weight. When they get wet, they swell in size and take on a gelatinous texture — which is a polite way
5. The idea behind drinking chia seed water is that the wet seeds will enlarge in your stomach and take up space, preventing you from getting hungry
6. “The chia seeds mix with the water and your gastric juices, and they expand in your stomach,” Czerwony confirms. “It keeps you fuller longer because it takes up space
7. When your digestion slows, your body releases blood sugar at a slower rate, preventing the spikes and valleys in blood sugar that cause increased appetite.
8. How to make chia seed water: Czerwony recommends putting one or two tablespoons of chia seeds in an eight- to 10-ounce glass of water.
9. If you’ve never consumed the seeds before, you may want to start with a smaller amount to see how your body tolerates them.
10. And while you want to soak the seeds in water for a couple of minutes before consuming the concoction, don’t wait too long.
11. The texture of chia seed water can be a little bit off-putting, to say the least, so feel free to flavor yours with lemon, lime, or whatever else makes it more palatable.