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Chia Seeds for Diabetes ?? Know more

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Yes, if you have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, then you can add “Chia Seeds” in your diet to control your blood sugar level as during Diabetes it is important to focus on foods that help you to maintain your ideal body weight, to control blood sugar and to prevent complications like Heart Disease. 1

Why chia seeds are good for health ?

Chia Seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica and it is recognized as a modern-day superfood.

1) Chia seeds are a good source of dietary fiber that helps to prevent blood sugar spike as fibers don’t get digested and metabolized easily and enables slow release of sugar in blood stream.

2) They are low in digestible carbs.

3) Chia seeds also help in weight management as eating in moderation helps to lose weight.

4) It can lower the risk factors like triglycerides, inflammation, insulin resistance and belly fat.

5) They may also raise good HDL Cholesterol.

6) Chia seeds reduce blood pressure of people who have Hypertension.

7) It may lower the risk of Heart Disease.

8) The protein in Chia seeds could help to reduce appetite and the intake of foods.

9) Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very less calories. 2

Chia seeds are black seeds but nutritionally dense?

Yes, the nutritive profile of Chia Seeds are very rich.

1) They are good source of fiber which promotes bowel regularity.

2) Packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

3) It is also wonder seeds for heart and brain.

4) They are gluten free in nature.

5) Rich in calcium and phosphorus.

6) Chia seeds are really a good protein source-especially for people who eat little or no animal products. 3

Dose recommendation of Chia seeds :

20 grams(about 1.5 tablespoons) twice/day. 4

How to add Chia seeds in your Diabetic Diet to control blood sugar ?

The seeds itself tastes bland so it can be added in recipes easily. Here are five healthy ways to eat this extremely nutrition dense ingredient :

1) Chia Water : Making Chia Water is very easy and simple. Take ¼

cups of chia seeds and soak them for about 30 minutes before you consume it. Not only for Diabetic patient but this is a common weight loss recipe for obese patient also. 5

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2) Chia Pudding : Chia pudding is the best and healthy breakfast choice for Diabetic patient. Just mix the seeds with milk and add some fruits to enhance the nutritive value. 6

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3 ) Chia Salads : It is the most easiest to make. Just sprinkle the seeds to green salads to make it fibre-rich and healthy. 7

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4) Smoothies with Chia : Soak the seeds to make gel and then add them to any smoothies to make it more nutritious. 8

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