Chia: The Complete Guide To The Ultimate Superfood by Wayne Coates PhD is about a seed which is a protein powerhouse. The Aztecs were known to sprinkle it on salads. This protein is a known antioxidant with fiber, omega 3 and anti-allergenic properties. In addition, chia is a known stabilizer for the blood sugar. This aspect could be very important for pre-diabetics. Chia minerals and B vitamins are known to have a calming effect on the body.
Chia seeds may be added to juice with raw vegetables and spice to make a powerful all natural tonic, according to the author. Black chia is also a potent antioxidant. Chia oil may be utilized in skin care. High fiber foods include chia, avocado, artichokes, pears, sesame seeds, black beans and apples.
Coates explains that chia is considered an important micronutrient along with dietary requirements of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and manganese. Micronutrients are substances that a body needs for growth and development. Typically, only small quantities are required. e.g. a vitamin or mineral Polyphenols are micronutrients which include tea and nuts. Carrots are micronutrients along with phytoestrogens like soy.
Coates discusses important plant proteins; such as, quinoa, beans, dried peas and nuts. Quinoa is a known substitute for gluten content found in macaroni. Plant protein is easier for the kidney to process as opposed to large amounts of red meat.
The book integrates a discussion of chia with advice to burn fat before breakfast and exercise in mid to late afternoon. Fitness experts are aware of these actions which help facilitate body building. In addition, body training should include approximately 10 minutes of body stretching daily.
As presented in Coates' book, chia is an important food with considerable powers as an antioxidant, protein and blood sugar tonic. The author describes the benefits of chia as a micronutrient and powerhouse tonic for health and well being. The presentation in Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood is easy to read. Everyone from fitness gurus to the average consumer should contemplate adding chia to the daily diet in consultation with your health practitioner.