This summer have more of Chia Seeds (Tukh Malanga)


by Asim Ahmed Mallick

Chia seeds are to heat as Kryptonite is to Superman; it can also help in weight loss, very effective in stomach related disease and is considered a cardiac friendly food.

They are enriched in fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium, also a heart friendly food

According to United States Department of Agriculture Research Services, one ounce of chia seeds contains 138 calories, 8 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbohydrate, 10 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.

Food and Nutrition Board of the National Institute of Medicine suggest that, men under the age of 50 should consume 38 grams of seeds per day and women under the age of 50 should consume 25 grams per day.

For adults over 50 years of age are recommended to use 21 grams for women and 30 grams per day for men.

Consuming the right amount of fiber can act as a remedy for different diseases. Take weight loss for instance, consuming high fiber intake can make you feel full longer plus they are low in calories a perfect recipe for weight loss.

Fiber intake lowers you blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Say bye to diabetes, yes to chia seeds as they contain fiber that lower the possibility of diabetes

This seed can make your digestive track healthy as regular bowel movements are crucial for daily excretion of toxins.

Richest source of Omega-3 on plant based seeds are contained in chia seeds. It can knock out the chances of heart diseases.

They also reduce swelling. They can absorb a lot of water. Which means they bulk up enough water if you are not drinking enough water, so make sure to stay well hydrated?

Make sure to use these seeds with juice or water or you might endanger yourself after swallowing the seeds. The seeds will form a gel type structure which you won’t be able to swallow unless you get medical treatment.