You may be wondering what a Chia Fresca is, or you may already know but are unsure of its health benefits. Well, there is much to learn about this new, widely popular beverage with numerous advantages to your health.
What Is a Chia Fresca?
A Chia Fresca is a refreshing lemonade-style drink that’s main ingredient is chia seeds. This drink’s primary makeup consists of water, chia seeds, lemon or lime juice, and sweetener. In addition to an overwhelming source of nutrients, it has been said to be a super energy booster as well.
Chia seeds have been increasingly popular over the last couple years due to their related health benefits. The thought of drinking and swallowing a seed may throw you off a bit, but the texture of the seed changes to more gelatin-like when soaked in water.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Below are just a few of the many health benefits related to chia seeds:
- Rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids
- Excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc among many other nutrients
- High in antioxidants
Healthy Digestion & Strengthening Teeth
In addition to its nutrient-rich profile, chia seeds can be extremely beneficial to the body, in particular the stomach and teeth.
Chia seeds work to regulate the bowel while cleaning out your intestines by sucking up all the toxic junk. The high fiber content also helps to support healthy digestion.
Often forgotten amongst the long list of beneficial properties is chia seeds’ high amount of calcium, which assists in the development of strong bones and teeth. In fact, one tablespoon of chia contains 10% of a person’s daily recommended value of calcium.
With such a long list of beneficial properties, why not give this amazing drink a try?
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