Are you looking for a food that can make it easier to lose weight? If “yes”, then look no further than chia seeds. Usually consumed whole, chia seeds contain high amounts of fiber and protein which play an important role in weight loss. Eating high-fiber (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fiber-and-belly-fat) foods is known to aid weight loss and reduce visceral fat. Protein, on the other hand builds muscle and reduces body fat. Chia seeds also contain high amount of omega-3 fatty acids which reduce weight gain by lowering inflammation.(1)
How to Prepare Chia Seeds For Weight Loss
The thing about chia seeds is that incorporating them into your diet is pretty easy. If anything, the seeds are mild-flavored and can work with many dishes. Here is how to use chia seeds for weight loss:
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Chia Seeds Water for Weight Loss
This is one of the most common thing people take in order to reduce weight. The Chia seeds mixed with water is a healthy and very effective diet. It is packed with nutrients and is good for digestion. The science behind he diet is that it suppresses the natural appetite, as it is filled with protein and other relevant nutrients.
- Chia seeds
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
- Add few teaspoons of chia seeds ( as per your wish, but 3-4 normally) in a bowl.
- Add water and stir well.
- Leave the solution for 10 minutes before drinking, as Chia seeds swell up.
Drink this solution.
How it works: It is a healthy full of nutrients, suppresses irrelevant appetite.
Repetition time: You can take it daily if suits, otherwise once in two days is also good.
Tips: stop if it starts not to suit you.(2)
Lemon and Chia Seeds Water for Weight Loss
- 12 ounces cold water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 or 3 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Put all ingredients in a glass
- Allow to sit in the fridge for 15 minutes or until the chia seeds gel up.
- You can drink immediately or allow to sit in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
How it Benefit: Apart from the nutritional value of chia seeds you will enjoy the fat-burning effects of the antioxidants in lemon juice. Drink it first thing in the morning.
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Chia Seeds for Weight Loss
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 � cup warm water
- Juice from � lemon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Mix together all the ingredients
- Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Stir occasionally until the chia seeds begin to gel. Drink!
One thing about this drink is that it speeds up your metabolism, thus giving your body no chance of accumulating weight. Apple cider Vinegar also promotes satiety. It is great when taken early in the morning.
- Seeds, chia seeds, dried- https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/nutrients
- Chia seed does not promote weight loss or alter disease risk factors in overweight adults- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19628108/
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