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Chia Seeds: Deliciously Beneficial

Chia Seeds: Deliciously Beneficial

What are chia seeds?

Chia seeds are one of the most versatile and beneficial health foods on the market at the moment and have quickly shot to fame over the last 5 years as we have begun to understand their plethora of benefits. Originally grown in Mexico, the seeds were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value.

How can chia seeds help?

Being rich in so many key nutrients, research has show that regularly eating chia seeds can improve your health in numerous ways. Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of ageing, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and many more.

Skin ageing benefits

Chia seeds have extremely high antioxidant contents helping to repair damaged cells inside your body. They help fight free radicals that accumulate in the body which prevent cell growth. Free radicals enter our bodies through environmental pollution and food and are responsible for premature ageing. Antioxidants are proven to speed up the process of cell division and repair helping to give you healthier skin and increased energy levels. When eaten, the seeds provide nutrition that can give your skin a healthy glow.

Digestive Health Benefits

Chia seeds are extremely high in fibre which is essential in assisting our body to balance insulin levels and blood sugars, and helps keep our body regularity assisting in passing toxins through and out of the body.

The rich fibre content in chia seeds also helps people feel more full quicker because it absorbs a considerable amount of water and immediately expands in the stomach when eaten. This may may assist in curbing hunger and suppressing appetite, which can also lead to weight loss.

When consumed, chia seeds create a gelatinous substance in the stomach. This is due to the soluble fibre which can work as a prebiotic that supports the growth of probiotics in the gut.

How to enjoy?

Consuming activated chia seeds as a chia pudding or including chia seeds in a smoothie bowl or smoothie paired with a serve of delicious ‘Nourish + Repair’, which is enriched with anti-ageing and rejuvenating collagen, nourishing protein and energising greens, can help keep your skin, hair and nails feeling and looking soft, youthful and glowing. ‘Nourish + Repair’ simplifies the process of getting your daily dose of nutrients, so you can make the most out of every moment you’re given!

Coconut Chia Granola Jars

Ingredients

For the jar

1/2 scoop of Nourish + Repair Vanilla

1/2 cup chia seeds

5-6 tbsp coconut milk

6 tbsp coconut yoghurt (4 for layering and 2 for the chia seeds)

Fresh raspberries and blueberries

6 tbsp granola (of your choice)

To serve

Fresh raspberries and blueberries

Granola

Method

  1. In a bowl place the chia seeds and stir in the coconut milk. Leave to the side for about 5 minutes. This will expand significantly so if the mix gets too stiff, add a little more coconut milk.
  2. Add the 2 tbsp of coconut yoghurt to the chia seed mix once ready to serve
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining 4 tbsp of coconut yoghurt with the Nourish + Repair
  4. To serve, layer the chia mix, coconut yoghurt, berries and granola in a jar or serving container. Repeat.
  5. Garnish with a raspberry or your favourite fruit
  6. Enjoy! Simple and delicious!