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How to Eat Chia Seeds for Quick Weight Loss


How to Eat Chia Seeds for Quick Weight Loss: Are you going to gym or doing regular exercise to lose some extra kilos and yet not successful? Don’t worry; the good news is that there are many super foods that can help you achieve your ideal weight pretty easily.

Chia seeds have been extremely popular for their amazing nutritional benefits. The high fiber content in chia seeds can help you reduce the stubborn belly fat. The best part is that they are very much affordable, highly nutritious and give an added flavour to any dish.

These small seeds are abundant in polyunsaturated fatty acids and proteins as well. You can add chia seeds to your diet in multiple ways to lose weight quickly.

These powerful seeds are rich in anti-oxidants, healthy fats and fiber that can help you in flushing out the toxins from the body, reducing inflammation and keeping you full for longer period of time.

Nutritional properties of Chia seeds:

• Copper
• Dietary Fiber
• Omega-6-fatty acids
• Omega-3-fatty acids
• Calcium
• Sodium
• Protein
• Phosphorus
• Zinc
• Manganese

As per your preference, you can incorporate chia seeds with your daily diet to get benefits. You can add chia seeds in your food in different ways, such as:

• Grounded chia seeds
• Soaked chia seeds
• Chia seeds in oil form

Let’s have a quick look at how you can use Chia seeds in different ways to lose weight fast.

1. Chia Seeds with your Favorite Salad:

You can make your salad even better by adding some chia seeds in your fresh fruits. With all its nutritional benefits, you will feel energised all day and also fuller.

2. Chia Seeds Smoothie:

Love smoothies? If yes, than you make your smoothie even more satisfying with chia seeds. You can make your smoothie and give it a nutritional twist by adding some chia seeds into it.

Ingredient:

✓ Some blueberries
✓ One banana
✓ 1-2 table spoons of chia seeds
✓ Low fat milk

Instructions:

✓ Peel of the banana and add it to your smoothie maker
✓ Now add the blueberries, chia seeds and milk
✓ Blend it and pour in a glass to drink freshly

** You can also add yogurt instead of milk and a little honey for better taste which is completely optional.

3. Chia seed Pudding:

While many people think that chia seeds can only be used as topping, it can also be used as the main ingredient for cooking. Chia pudding is undoubtedly one of the tastiest ways to use this incredible super food for all its benefits.

Ingredients:

✓ 2 cups of low fat milk
✓ 2-3 cups of chia seeds
✓ Half tablespoon of vanilla extract
✓ Some raisins
✓ 2 tablespoons of honey
✓ 2 tablespoons of dried coconut powder

Instructions:

✓ Combine milk, honey, chia seeds, and the vanilla extract in a bowl.
✓ Allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
✓ Stir the mixture and cover the bowl securely with a plastic wrap
✓ Now refrigerate it overnight
✓ Next day, add raisins and coconut powder as topping and enjoy!

4. Iced Tea with Chia Seeds:

Ingredients:

✓ 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds
✓ 1 tablespoon of green tea
✓ 1 tablespoon of lime juice
✓ 1 tablespoon of organic honey
✓ Ice cubes
✓ Water

Instructions:

Soak the chia seeds in water for 1-2 hours

Boil one cup of water in a pan and once it starts boiling, switch off the heat.

Now add the green tea in the hot water.

Allow it to steep for 2-3 minutes

Let it cool for a while and then refrigerate for half an hour

Now add the chia seeds, honey, lime juice and some ice cubes into your tea
Relish this delicious drink in summers to lose weight.

5. Chia seeds Oatmeal:

For a quick and on-go breakfast, try this delicious oatmeal recipe which will make your feel filler throughput the day and let you shed a few kilos.

Ingredients:

✓ Half cup of milk
✓ ¼ cups of rolled oats
✓ ¼ cup of Greek yogurt
✓ 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
✓ 2 tablespoons of honey
✓ A pinch of cinnamon powder
✓ Few blueberries

Instructions:

✓ Mix milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, honey and cinnamon in a small jar with a lid.
✓ Shake it well to mix it properly
✓ Remove the lid and add some blueberries
✓ Now close the lid and refrigerate for at least 8 hours

**You can also add other fruits like peaches and different variety of berries.

6. Spinach Kale Shake:

While you are trying to lose weight, it is vital that you consume a good amount of veggies in your diet and what can be better than a vegetable shake. You can add any green vegetable of your choice with chia seeds.

Here is a recipe of nutritious shake with spinach, kale and chia seeds.

Ingredients:

✓ 2 cups of fresh spinach
✓ 1 cup of almond milk
✓ 1 leaf of kale
✓ 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
✓ 1 banana

Instruction:

✓ Blend the spinach, chia seeds, kale leaf with the almond milk
✓ Once the mixture is smooth, add some banana and blend again
✓ Drink fresh

7. Quinoa Chia Salad:

Ingredients:

✓ 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
✓ Half cup of quinoa
✓ ¼ cup of red bell pepper-chopped
✓ ¼ cup of green bell pepper-chopped
✓ ½ kale-chopped
✓ 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
✓ ½ tablespoon of black pepper powder
✓ 1 tablespoon of olive oil
✓ Salt

Instructions:

✓ Cook quinoa in a pan for some time.
✓ Add all chopped vegetables in a bowl along with chia seeds, lime juice, black pepper, olive oil and salt.
✓ Mix thoroughly and spread it over the cooked quinoa
✓ Mix it again and enjoy the salad!

This list is definitely not exhaustive, you can enjoy many other chia seeds recipes; however the ones listed here will surely give you the nutritional boost and help in weight loss.


About Varun Goel

Varun Goel is a technology enthusiast with 6+ years exp in IT industry. In fact, he is been developing application after schooling as freelancer. Currently working with one of the Fortune’s 100 Companies having vast experience Mule ESB, Tibco, HTML5, CSS, JSS, Android, Core Java, JSP, PHP, MySQL, AutoCAD, Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, Flash CS and many more.

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