Can chia seeds (shea in Arabic) really curb your appetite and help you to lose weight? Dr. Oz seems to think you can along with hundreds of others. Chia seeds are full of fiber and good things and have zero sugar. They also contain Omega 3s. There is very little you could not ask for when taking these little seeds full of nutrition, fiber and balance.
Besides helping you to lose weight, they are also used to help you sleep, treat your cancer and cure colon disease. But be aware that these little seeds also have a down side. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds contain 139 calories, 9 grams of fat, 12grams of carbohydrates and a whopping 11 grams of fiber (a good thing).According to Dr. Oz, Website, "Chia seeds are super high in soluble fiber which, in addition to filling you up, has cholesterol-lowering properties and prevents the absorption of fat. Try stirring two tablespoons of “whole” or “raw” chia seeds into a glass of water and wait a few minutes, drinking them down before the seeds absorb the water and get hard. It'll curb your mid-day cravings!"
Chia Seeds Block Fat Absorption and Enhance Sleep
Dr. Oz said "chia seeds have many health benefits, including aiding weight loss, making your hair strong and shiny, and aiding sleep.
Dr. Oz said chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart and brain health and relieves depression. They're also high in fiber, and contain magnesium, amino acids, and protein, so they suppress appetite and aid digestion."
According to Natural News
According to Natural News, " Also, one of the unique things about chia is its ability to soak up water. If you mix one part chia seeds with nine parts water, and leave it for about fifteen minutes, you`ll get a mixture with a gel like consistency. It has little taste, but plenty of nutrients. It also is very filling because of the amount of expansion. Furthermore, the chia gel slows down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the system, so you stay satisfied for longer, without peaks in blood sugar. Feeling full for longer, without peaks and lows in energy, will certainly lead to weight loss."