Chia Seeds – Caution- Magical Powers will ensue!

I absolutely LOVE chia seeds, I first heard about them 5years ago
when I visited Mexico and explored the Mayan ruins–Chia is the ‘Mayan’ word for
strength and the seeds were believed to possess magical powers due to their
ability to increase energy and stamina……what!?! Who doesn’t want to try that!!

They are, in my eyes, a FAB superfood to add to your diet,

(Especially if you are vegetarian or vegan)!

Here are some top reasons to include them in your diet to get great

They are nutritional ninjas! Containing a heap of minerals including
calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous-essential for bone health!

Great source of
protein! Essential for us non-meat eaters!

Rich in
Antioxidants! They fight those nasty free radicals which contribute to ageing
and diseases such as cancer.

High Fibre! They help feed friendly bacteria in the intestines, promoting
a healthy digestive system.

Absorption! They can absorb a lot of water, keeping you feeling
fuller for longer.

Omega 3 fatty acids! They are a great, healthy alternative to fish.

Chia seeds, chia seeds, good for your heart, the more you eat, the
more you…lower Type 2 Diabetes! Studies have shown that they can help reduce
blood pressure and the fibre content can reduce blood sugar spikes after meals.

There are many tasty ways to include Chia Seeds in your diet. I have
them on porridge, in smoothies, sprinkled over salad or as a yummy tasty
dessert – whilst watching Ninja Warrior-(tv trash addiction! J)

(I will be posting a fab recipe soon, so look out for this-it is super
easy, super tasty!)

So now you know how good they are and why you HAVE to include them,
get out there are start Chia-ring it up!

About the Author Gemma Marie Llewellyn

I am the Head Coach and Nutritional Specialist at Evo. I have a huge determination and focus to help empower men and women in fitness and to encourage us to support and champion each other. I have always been extremely passionate about fitness and helping others so being a trainer was the most natural step for me to take. I dedicate my time training people using the best functional skills and tools that give them the body and confidence they have been searching for. To me, good nutrition is not something you have to do, it is what your body deserves in order for you to live life fully energised and uplifted. It is important to me to educate clients in healthy sustainable eating. Well-being is of the body, health and mind and I help develop clients in all areas. I believe that with the right direction this lifestyle is fun and the benefits – unbelievably rewarding!