Tiny Seeds With Explosive Health Benefits

Tiny Seeds With Explosive Health Benefits

If your like me the first time I ever heard the word Chia, was the Chia pet commercials advertised on television. I often wondered since I started eating Chia seeds if it was the same seeds used in those Chia Pets and yes they were.

The Chia seeds were a prized food used by the Aztecs and Mayans. These tiny seeds were known for the great source of energy they provided. “Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength.

Chia Seeds are a tiny seeds with explosive health benefits. Chia seeds are one of natures richest antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant rich foods is slowing down the signs of ageing.

Many of us could stop with that, right?  Antioxidants also may play a role in disease prevention such as cancer and heart disease among providing many other health benefits.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber providing 11 grams per once. High fiber diets may protect against type 2 diabetes as fiber is essential for balancing insulin levels.

If you are looking for nutrient dense foods to add to your diet for your weight loss goals Chia seeds are a simple addition.

They keep you feeling full longer, therefore may help with your appetite. Chia seeds are also a great source of plant based protein and can replace some of the nutrients lost in exercise, in addition to preventing dehydration.

Chia seeds are not only noted to help boost metabolism, but may help reduce belly fat as well. They can help regulate bowel movements and promote healthy stool.

A surprise to me was finding out that Chia seeds contain more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and the best part is they are so easy to add to your diet! Omega 3’s can help lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and reduce inflammation.

Consuming a diet high in plant based foods is noted for reducing the risk of disease and supporting overall health.

5 Simple WaysTo Use Chia Seeds

1. Add to cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal.

2. Make your own cereal using your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruits with some almond milk

3. Add to your salads

4. Add to your favorite juice or smoothie recipe

5. Add to any pancake, muffin, or dessert recipes

Be sure to check out Dr. Axe article for further information on the benefits and uses of Chia seeds.

Have you used Chia seeds? If so, share your favorite use for them!

To your health,

Jenay Green

sources: Web MD, Dr, Axe, Medical News Today, Science Daily 2007

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Miraculous Health Benefits Of Garlic

Miraculous Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is a member of the onion family and has been called the “wonder drug”. It is the world’s second oldest medicine.

Raw garlic works best as a powerful antibiotic that fights bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Garlic is good for fighting heart disease, two or three cloves a day can lessen the chance of heart attacks and stroke.

Garlic also contains many anti-cancer compounds and disease fighting antioxidants. It is great for colds as a decongestant and expectorant. The miraculous benefits of garlic also include boosting your immune system and lowering cholesterol.

Garlic can also lower your blood pressure, relieve gas, help diarrhea, and work as an antidepressant. Inflammation causes pain in the body, so if you are in pain try garlic, it is a great anti-inflammatory. Include it in your daily foods cooked or raw to see the benefits.

I suggest using a few cloves of raw garlic in all your salads. This is a great way to get more of this miraculous health benefits of garlic.

If you suffer from cold sores, you can cut  a clove of garlic in half and rub it on the cold sore to speed up the healing process.

With summer comes the annoyance of mosquitoes. If you become a feast for the bugs whenever you are outdoors,then rub garlic all over your exposed parts. Garlic to mosquitoes is like kryponite to superman!

You can also rub garlic on the affected area of athletes foot then rinse with cold water in a half an hour to relieve athletes foot.  If you have a sensation of warmth that intensifies try diluting the garlic with water for the next application.

Garlic helps stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes and can help with indigestion.   If Poison Ivy has you down then try boiling 4 cloves of garlic in a cup of water and after the the mixture cools apply it to the affected areas.

This is the season where so many are plagued with sinus trouble, here is a natural option to combat your sinus problems. Crush on clove of garlic into 1/4 cup of water. Sip up the garlic water into an eye dropper(make sure no garlic pieces get into the dropper)then use 10 drops of the water per nostril for 3 days.

For a toothache, get one peeled garlic clove and put it directly on your aching tooth for a minimum of one hour. I have a friend and her mother in law used garlic with olive oil to heal all her children’s ear infections growing up.

As you can see there are many miraculous benefits that garlic provides. God has provided through nature  a variety of plant life that brings miraculous healing benefits to our bodies.

If you have used garlic for any ailments please share your experience by commenting below. Which of these remedies do you plan on using that you learned about for the first time today?

Pay it forward by sharing with others today!

To Your Health,

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Jenay Green

 

Sources:

Bottom Line’s secret food cures” Joan and Lydia Wilen’

Nutrition Almanac Fourth Addition “Gayla and John Kirschmann”

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