Chia was one of the basic elements of Mayan food, like amaranth, pumpkin, poroto and elmaíz. Its benefits to human health were proven by studies conducted at the University of Arizona in 1991. The high concentration of omega-3s possessed by chia seeds, which can be purchased in any diet home, make their benefits important for the heart, for elcholesterol, for the nervous system, the immune system, exerting its positive action on asthma, arthritis and psoriasis; highly recommended during pregnancy, since it prevents hypertension in the mother and benefits the neuronal and visual growth of the fetus, favoring the child growth. It is also used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. It also has antioxidants, which in addition to being good for health, protecting from viruses and inflammations and the action of free radicals, allows the conservation of this oil for long time. As it does not have gluten, they can be consumed by celiacs, and is very suitable for vegetarians because of their high protein content, essential amino acids, also providing vitamin B, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and large amount defibra. It is also added to the diets of diabetics. The chia oil should be consumed in cold to conserve its nutritional qualities, suffice with a teaspoon daily; although it does not contribute minerals or fiber, that they do own the seeds. The recommended seed is consumed as flour or crushed.More news: DIY Ideas and Tricks for Reusing Concrete Blocks
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