How To Make Homemade Chia Seed Drink
Potential For Treating Diabetes
Chia seeds are currently being tested for their ability to prevent and even treat diabetes --
“Studies in aminals show that a chia-rich diet lowers harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol,” says the Harvard University health blog(6).
“And a white-seeded variant of chia, called Salba, helped diabetic volunteers control their blood sugar, as well as their blood pressure and new markers of cardiac risk.”
Bringing Traditional Foods Into The Modern Age
“The use of medicinal food from folk medicine to prevent diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular problems is now gaining momentum among the public,” one study writes(7).
“Seed from salvia hispanica L. or more commonly known as chia is a traditional food in central and southern America. Currently, it is widely consumed for various health benfits especially in maintaining healthy serum lipid level… In vivo and clinical studies on the safety and efficacy of chia seed are still limited.”
While current research has some catching up to do when it comes to the therapeutic applications of chia seeds, there have been numerous animals studies proving that chia seeds are an efficient source of nutrition.
What’s clear is that chia seeds can be a great addition to your diet -- high in nutritional value and gluten-free.
You can include chia seeds in baked goods or toast them and sprinkle them over salads for an extra dose of protein.