Benefits of Chia Seeds: What’s Chi(k)a on this Superfood?


Do you know the 101 on chia seeds and their benefits?

Ever heard of the term superfoods? If you have, then you probably know what chia seeds are. If you haven’t then allow us to introduce you to the world of superfoods and give you the lo-down on chia seeds and their benefits.

What are Chia Seeds?

Scientifically called Salvia hispanica, chia seeds are actually tiny black seeds filled with so much nutrients. In fact, chia seeds are considered one of the modern-day superfoods.

Raw Chia Seeds
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Benefits of Chia Seeds

1. Get A Huge Dose of Your Daily Nutrients without Much of the Calories

One of the benefits of chia seeds is that it’s loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3, fatty acids, and various micronutrients. And though there are no conclusive studies on whether or not they can help you lose weight, there is a theory that if taken in moderation, they can help you feel more satisfied which may prevent you from eating too much.

Chia Seeds Nutrional Information
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2. May Help Reduce Your Risks or Prevent Certain Health Problems

Aside from getting a lot of nutrients, this benefit is one of the most stressed benefits of chia seeds. According to various articles, ingesting chia seeds may help you lose weight, lower your risk of heart disease, reduce your blood sugar, reduce chronic inflammation, and many more.

Benefits of Chia Seeds
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3. You can incorporate it in everything!

We’re not kidding when we say everything. Because chia seeds practically don’t have that much taste, you can put them in yogurt, desserts, food, and even drinks and you won’t even notice that they’re there.

Tip: Before you put them in your food or drink, it's suggested that you soak them in water until they have a gel like texture. It'll be easier for your body to absorb the nutrients that way. 
Coffee Chia Pudding
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Convinced to try chia seeds but unsure where to start? No worries! Why don’t you try starting by trying it in a drink. More specifically, in a juice offered by The Citrus Farm.

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The Citrus Farm prides itself for its fresh and pure citrus juices and healthy grub. It’s a place to go to for a quick bite or a refreshing drink.

Buy 1 Get 1 Cucumber Calamansi with Chia Seeds

Have a fresh, detoxifying mix of calamansi juice with hone, chia seeds, and cucumber.

Price: ₱99 for 2 16-oz. drinks
Cucumber Calamansi with Chia Seeds from The Citrus Farm
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Not sure you want to start on your chia seed journey just yet but still want a healthy thirst-quenching drink, then try out their offer below!

Buy 1 Get 1 Waterlemon Smoothie

Get a unique and refreshing blend of fresh lemons, watermelon, and yogurt.

Price: ₱100 for 2 16-oz. drinks
Waterlemon Smoothie from The Citrus Farm
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Update: Check out all of our Buy 1 Get 1 deals here!

To claim your BOGO from The Citrus Farm just follow the steps below:

  1. Download Booky’s app and sign up for a free trial

  2. Scan the QR code at the counter

  3. Pick a coupon to avail

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