We have shared some great smoothie recipes that we have found online so now, we thought we would share some articles that explain WHY these smoothie recipes are asking for things like Acai berry, cacao nibs, spirulina and nut milks. Next, we share Part 4 of our SuperfoodS For Smoothie Series.
How 1 Teaspoon Of Chia Seeds Can Help Improve Your Gut, Brain, and Heart – July 29, 2017
The name chia comes from the Aztec word for ‘oily’, which is ‘chian’, and this explains well what one of the main benefits of chia is; it is very high in omega-3 acids, which are a type of unsaturated fat.
It’s easy to get mixed up between omega-3 and omega-6. Basically, omega-3 acids are the fats which are not so easy to come by. They’re in fish oils, flax seeds, kiwi seeds, and chia seeds, among other things. Omega-6, on the other hand, is found almost everywhere you look: nuts, vegetable oils, avocadoes, etc. As important as omega-6 oils are to our health, the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 is equally important. As it is so easy to consume plenty of omega-6, it is very easy to end up with an unbalanced consumption of the two types of oils, which are also known as essential oils……Not only can chia seeds help your digestion, but also it is a nutrient powerhouse in amino acids and healthy fats……
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