Hardly any superfood is as controversial as the small seeds, which are rich in vegetable protein, satiating fiber and valuable omega-3 fatty acids. Due to their swelling ability, they are suitable for thickening food (chia pudding) and as a vegan egg substitute: 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, soaked in 3 tablespoons of water, replace a chicken egg during baking. This works alternatively with linseed.
The seeds are said to have a positive effect on the blood sugar level because the soluble fibers they contain slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar and thus provide long-lasting energy. This effect could be interesting for athletes, people with regular attacks of ravenous appetite, or diabetics. The endurance performance in sports improves and the desire for sweets or junk food decreases noticeably.
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