Five Reasons to Include Chia in your diet:
- High Fiber Content – helps to control weight
- High in Protein – great source of plant based proteins especially for vegetarians/vegans
- Regulates blood sugar levels – this is great for diabetics
- Source for calcium, magnesium, phosphorous – women tend to be vitamin D deficient this is another option for getting calcium
- High content of Omega 3 fatty acids – helps to reduct inflammation
Make Healthier Food Choices When Losing Weight Over 40
Losing weight over 40 requires not only a fat burning, muscle toning workout but also requires feeding your body the essential nutrients for superior health and well being. Shakeology has over 70 whole food ingredients which includes the most potent superfoods and essential nutrients. There is no other shake that contains the world’s most powerful superfoods. This is why Shakeology is considered “The Healthiest Meal of the Day”. Of the many ingredients found in Shakeology one of those ingredients is the Chia Seed.
The Chia seeds were made famous by the Chia Pet plants. Chia is the Mayan word for strength. Chia seeds is an ancient superfood and is considered one of the most nutritious and powerful superfoods in the world. It was used by the Mayan, Incan and Aztec cultures as a source of energy. The chia seed was used by ancient cultures as a “super” energy food especially for running messengers and Aztec warriors. By eating an amount equivalent to a teaspoon, chia seeds provided enough energy to sustain messengers when running or warriors during times of war.
In addition to giving you energy, chia seeds are very high in omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential fatty acids that’s necessary for your overall health. These essential fatty acids are not produced by the body so you must consume them in your diet. They promote healthy brain function and development, stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain your bone health as well as regulate your metabolism which helps when you’re trying to lose weight after 40. If you follow a diet that is high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids you are also less likely to develop heart disease.
There are many other benefits to eating chia seeds. They have three times more iron than spinach. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and have twice the amount of potassium as bananas. They have five times the calcium as milk and twice the protein of any other seed. Chia seeds also regulate the digestive system. So when you add all the benefits of eating chia with the other ingredients in Shakeology, you’re feeding and fueling your body with all the nutrients it needs to perform at its optimal best. Just consuming chia seeds alone provides you with great health benefits so imagine the benefits gained when you combine this powerful superfood with the sixty nine other ingredients in Shakeology. You will dramatically change your health which will have a greater impact on your success of losing weight after 40.
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