We often see different types of seeds making their way into health food products, supplements and milkshakes. The sales of flax seeds and Chia seeds are definitely up amongst people that are eating healthier these days.
If you don’t regularly consume seeds in your diet you may be interested to know just what types of benefits you could receive to your workout and training by regularly eating Chia seeds and flax seeds.
Chia seeds are perhaps one of the newest super foods available.
These seeds were commonly eaten by the Aztecs and they absorb liquid very easily. Its simple to make them into a gel or to add them into pancakes and oats.
The nice part about these seeds is that they are extremely easy to digest and they can have some rewarding health benefits such as 4 g of fiber, 1.75 g of omega-3 fatty acids and 2 g of protein per tablespoon.
This is a lot of nutrition without adding too many extra calories into your diet.
Flax Seeds are a product they can deliver more ALA (alpha Linoleic Acid) than any other plant based food.
They can often be found in bread, baked goods and other items.
Using these seeds in your diet is extremely easy and you can just mash them up in a food processor before sprinkling them into your serial, mixing the oil into your smoothies or salad dressing or adding them into a variety of other dishes.
For everyone tablespoon of flax seeds you can get a full gram of protein, 2 g of fiber and 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids.
The reason to include these items in your diet is because they can offer you some extra energy and nutrients for exercise without drastically affecting the taste of your food or building too many extra calories in your diet.
These are like supplements from nature! Try adding these two supplements in to your diet and watch how your joints, waist, and overall health thanks you!
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