Women often ask me what I eat, drink or what kind of routine I have to stay young, healthy and slim, a side from applying Swiss Toniq products so today I’ll share another one of my secret weapons with you. This is one of my all time favourite health hacks.
Chia seeds, a tiny superfood that has been prized for its abundant nutritional properties since ancient times. I'm excited to share with you some incredible health benefits of incorporating chia seeds into your diet, it’s something I eat every day and has no taste so incorporates into any meal or drink easily. It also costs very little, can be found in most supermarkets and can be stored for very long periods.
Hunger Hack: Hydration and Satisfaction
Chia seeds possess a unique ability to absorb up to 10 times their weight in fluids, making them a fantastic hunger-fighting ally. To stay hydrated and curb cravings between meals, mix a large tablespoon of chia seeds with a glass of water and drink immediately. As soon as the chia seeds hit your stomach they absorb the water, leaving you feeling satiated with minimal calories. You can even add a dash of citrus juice for added flavour if you prefer.
How else to consume them
A teaspoon of chia seeds can be sprinkled onto your salad, smoothie, yoghurt, toast and jam and even added to sauces to thicken them
Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Nutrition
The history of chia seeds is rich, dating back to the Aztec and Mayan civilisations, where they were a staple in the diet of their mighty warriors. Aztec warriors could go on a march for days or weeks, and just eat chia seeds, and drink water!
Chia Seed Fast Facts
- With 7 times more iron than spinach, chia seeds are an excellent source of this essential mineral, crucial for energy production and overall vitality.
- Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine amino acids essential in the human diet. In fact, they boast 18% more protein than beef, making them an ideal option for plant-based protein enthusiasts.
- Surprisingly, chia seeds outshine oranges in vitamin C content, supporting immune health and overall well-being.
Chia Hacks for weight controlEnjoy chia seeds with high-sugar or high-carb meals like fruit, potatoes, or oatmeal. Their unique properties slow down the conversion of sugars in the bloodstream, promoting balanced blood sugar levels.
Gut and Skin Love
The mucilaginous nature of chia seeds grants them toxin-absorbing superpowers. This quality aids in weight management, soothes the gut, and supports healthy elimination. Furthermore, their high antioxidant content contributes to radiant, glowing skin by combating free radical damage.
Omega-3s for Heart and Brain Health
Chia seeds are one of the finest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for heart health and the well-being of your brain and nervous system. These essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources.
Embrace the Mild and Mighty Chia
By using Swiss Toniq products you are giving your skin every chance to rejuvenate your skin from the outside, incorporate this superfood into your meals, and experience the magic it brings to your inner well-being.
Stay nourished and hydrated, my Swiss Toniq family!
With warm regards