Chia seeds have only recently reached our countryside, but they have already made a big splash. Due to their perfect composition, people use it in a wide variety of foods that are prepared both sweetly and saltyly. Most people consume chia seeds raw, and few know that they also make good quality chia oil, which is widely used, and not just in the kitchen.
What is chia oil?
First, it should be clarified what chia oil is and what it is made of. You must have heard the term chia or chia seed at least once in your life. These tiny black seeds, which most closely resemble poppy seeds, have a very high nutritional value and are indeed very widely used in the kitchen. Suitable not only for sweet but also salty foods, you can use it to maximize the nutritional value of your food.
Chia seeds can really do a lot. In addition to providing the body with enough energy, they help them lose weight without feeling hungry and also provide the body with a good amount of calcium, healthy fats and vitamins. It is an excellent natural antioxidant that ensures that harmful substances are removed from the body and thus effectively detoxifies the body. The fibers in the chia seeds absorb large amounts of water, so the chia seeds can be made into a jelly-like material that you can later use to make healthy purees, yogurts, or other foods. Chia seeds are also used by many to make jams and jams as a gelling agent.
Chia seeds are obtained from a plant in Mexico known as Salvia Hispanica, known as Aztec sage or chia. This plant loves heat but can also withstand frosts. Unpretentious plant grows up to a meter in height, its flowers are white or violet. The color of the fruit of the plant, the chia seed, is white or black.
Growing chia is very difficult in our country because the plant only grows at a certain altitude. As the plant is undemanding, no pesticides, herbicides and other chemical growth promoters or fertilizers are used in its cultivation. You can be sure that not only the plants but also the fruits themselves are healthy.
Chia seed composition:
The chia seed composition is really very rich. In addition to being a great source of energy, it also offers healthy fats, proteins and fiber, making you feel hungry only later.
Contains: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
This is a list of the most important substances contained in the fruits of Aztec sage. Now that we know what chia seeds are, let’s move on to the oil produced from them.
Chia oil is one of the non-traditional natural oils, which are also sold in Hungary and can be found in many households. Proponents of a healthy lifestyle stand by the chia seed, and this is slowly already the case with oil. Today, chia seeds can be found everywhere, even in average supermarkets and hypermarkets, but chia oil is not yet. Chia oil is a cold pressed oil that has an earthy-walnut and purely natural flavor. It is also recognizable by its light yellow color. The oil is especially valuable due to the ideal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, 3: 1.
Healthy chia oil retains all the important ingredients and nutrients that the chia seeds themselves contain thanks to cold pressing. Medicinal oil contains only good fats that help the heart, blood vessels, skin, digestion and brain function. It has many more health-promoting effects on our bodies than we might think at first. Both seeds and oil can be called the miracle of nature.
Composition of chia oil:
The composition of chia seeds has been outlined a bit, so it will be interesting to see what chia oil contains. Its composition is very similar to the composition of the core, but it differs in some things.
Helps the body’s cells convert carbohydrates into energy and is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.
Vitamin B2: An
essential vitamin that is one of the safest vitamins. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is stored in the kidneys, heart and liver. It helps maintain healthy mucous membranes, good eyesight and healthy skin. It also promotes growth and good metabolism.
It is essential for the production of energy by cells and is also important for heart function.
We all have a lot of information about calcium. This mineral is very important for the body, not only because it regulates the transport of ions across the cell membrane, but also affects the activity of nerves, muscles and the heart and activates some other enzymes. Calcium is especially important for healthy bones and teeth.
Also known as the Z element, mainly due to the fact that it is essential for most creatures on Earth, in larger amounts during pregnancy and lactation.
An important part of the body. It contributes to energy production, is a major component of hemoglobin in the blood, binds oxygen in red blood cells and also contributes to the supply of oxygen to the body.
It is an essential antioxidant for the body that inhibits the aging process.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Omega 6 Fatty Acids:
Both ensure the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.
In other words, beta-carotene is a very important antioxidant that supports the care of healthy skin, corneas, and airways, as well as influencing pigment formation.
It is predominantly located in cells and is important for many biochemical processes.
Which has a positive effect on the skin, nails and hair in particular.
It prevents the oxidation of fat and fatty substances in the cell wall, its effect is similar to that of vitamin E. Nourishes the skin and promotes wound healing.
An important nutrient for the human body, it is the most stable of the B-complex vitamins.
One of the most important elements, also referred to as the element of beauty, because it beautifies the skin.
Chia oil has such a perfect composition and provides much more substance to the body than the chia seeds themselves. This is mainly due to the fact that if you don’t bite seeds, they just go through the body and the body can’t utilize them. With oil, you can be sure that your body can use all the minerals and vitamins it has received from the oil.
Effects of chia oil:
Chia oil has a great effect on the whole body and body. This is mainly due to its composition. However, it also depends on how the oil is made. This is precisely the reason why not all oils have the same effect on the body. But if you buy quality oil, which you can consider as a safe investment, you will definitely be satisfied with the result and its impact. One teaspoon of oil contains as much calcium as two cups of fatty milk. This is great news especially for vegans and vegetarians who avoid consuming dairy products, milk and meat.
Main effects of chia oil:
– Supports concentration and memory.
– It provides energy.
– Helps fight Alzheimer’s disease.
– Accelerates the body’s response to incipient inflammatory diseases.
– Antidepressant effect, stabilizes the mood.
– It has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and regulates blood pressure.
– It also regulates blood sugar levels.
– Lowers cholesterol.
– Cleanses and detoxifies the body.
– Helps treat skin.
– Helps with kidney disease.
– It helps to lose weight.
– Helps with bloating and flatulence problems.
– Supports the immune system.
– Protects cells from free radicals.
– Has an antiseptic effect.
– It lowers blood pressure.
– Improves the strength of bone and joint tissues, nails and hair.
– Helps with bile selection.
– Helps in case of memory impairment.
– It also helps dry skin.
– Fighting hair loss.
Due to the fact that the oil does contain a large amount of fiber, it promotes the functioning of the entire digestive system. It also regulates stool, both in terms of regularity and quality.
Interestingly, chia oil contains:
– 5 times more calcium than milk.
– 2 times more iron than spinach.
– 14 times more magnesium than broccoli.
– 3 times more selenium than flaxseed.
Using chia oil:
Since chia seeds are edible, you have surely figured out that chia oil is also edible. Therefore, it is suitable not only for internal but also for external use. Its power is truly amazing.
Chia oil is designed for people who:
– Are interested in a healthy lifestyle.
– They’re trying to lose a few pounds.
– They love healthy, alternative foods.
– They are looking for natural alternatives to treat skin diseases.
Internal use: For
internal use, you should be aware that, as with chia seeds, chia oil should not exceed the recommended dose. The effect of the oil is strong, so its consumption should not be overstated. It is recommended to consume one, most two tablespoons of chia seeds daily. Similarly, from oil. If you want to drink, the recommended dose is a teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening before going to bed.
However, chia oil can also be used in other ways, for example by flavoring the breakfast with oatmeal, yoghurt or fruit salad. However, it is also suitable for salty foods such as dressings or ready-made sauces. Use the oil only in the cold kitchen because it is cold pressed and burns very easily there, thus harmful, carcinogenic substances would get into your body. However, in cold dishes, it will stand out with its pleasant, natural, earthy-walnut aroma and delicious taste that perfectly flavors every single dish.
Chia oil can be used in several images:
– For a pleasant massage that relaxes the muscles.
– For nails and skin, as needed.
– As a hair wrap.
– For dry and damaged hair ends. Use after shampooing.
– Can be applied to any part of the body, such as décolleté, hands, feet. Always allow to absorb, do not wipe.
– Also suitable for damaged skin.
Chia oil has no side effects.
However, it should not be used by people who:
– Have low blood pressure because oil lowers it.
– For pregnant and lactating women.
– For those who have blood clotting problems.
– For people who are allergic to chia or any other ingredient.
Omega 3 fatty acids:
– The ideal ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in our diet would be 1: 3, but unfortunately the ratio is 1:15 and even 1:30 instead.
– The biological and genetic development of the body cannot follow the nutrition embodied by modern foods.
– Recommended daily intake: 2,000 mg Omega-3, 6,000 mg Omega-6.
What is the reason for the poor Omega-3: Omega-6 ratio?
– Vegetable and animal fats, butter, margarine, pork, duck, goose fat Sunflower, olive, corn, rapeseed oil.
Why is an Omega-3: Omega-6 ratio of 1: 3 or better important to us?
– The predominance of omega-6 reduces the permeability of the cell membrane.
– Dietary omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) is converted in the body to omega-6 arachidonic acid (AA), which is stored in our cell membranes. Bioactive ingredients made from omega-6 arachidonic acid (AA) are responsible for both the initiation of acute inflammation and the continuation of chronic inflammation in the body, which can cause many lifestyle-related health problems.
– Omega-6 strengthens, while omega-3 inhibits inflammatory processes.
– Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammatory processes within our cells through several signaling processes.
– Inflammation is part of the body’s immediate response to infection or injury, but uncontrolled inflammation damages tissues. In fact, uncontrolled inflammation plays an important role in the pathology of diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and atherosclerosis. The ability of omega-3 fatty acids to affect arachidonic acid metabolism is at the heart of their proposed anti-inflammatory effect.
In various diseases, the risk increases drastically if the following proportions are exceeded:
– Rheumatoid arthritis Ω3 / Ω6 1/3.
– Asthma Ω3 / Ω6 1/5.
– Cardiovascular diseases Ω3 / Ω6 1/4.
– Colon cancer Ω3 / Ω6 1/3.
Correct 1: 3 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6:
– Restores inflammatory processes.
– Improves the normal functioning of cells.
– Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cold pressed Chiamag oil.
Average nutritional value in 100 ml:
|Energy content||min. 3680 kJ (850 kcal)|
which unsaturated fatty acids
|min. 99 g
min. 10 g
from which sugars
Omega-3 fatty acid 60%.
Omega-6 fatty acid 15.6%.
Omega-9 fatty acid 7%.
Saturated fatty acid 10%.
– 5 ml / day.
– 500 ml.