Chia (Salvia Hispanica) is a plant in the mint family which can be found in Mexico and Guatemala. Its content reveals all the benefits. Not only are chia seeds rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (more so than salmon) but they are also a great protein source. Moreover, tryptophan, which is an amino acid, helps regulate appetite; in other words, it gives you that feeling of fullness and gets rid of that extra pound or two. Chia seeds also consist of minerals which are important for your health, like calcium or phosphorus, the go-to minerals when it comes to your teeth and bones. We shouldn’t forget manganese which brings two B-group vitamins along for the ride – biotin and thiamin.
When it comes to your complexion, chia seeds offer twofold benefits, meaning, there are ways to use them externally. They take care of our health and hair thanks to the wonders they do for problematic skin, and people with hormonal imbalance. Moreover, they help with acne problems, as well as the onset of wrinkles. Your nails and hair will grow faster with chia seeds.
Here’s a recipe for an excellent complexion mask:
- Put 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in a small bowl, and cover it with 2 tablespoons of water.
- Let it sit for half an hour. Gently stir every 10 minutes.
- When the mixture becomes gel-like, add 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Mix all the ingredients well, and apply it to your cleansed face.
- Leave it there for 10 minutes.
It’s high time you include chia seeds in your everyday diet. Take advantage of one of the natural treasures, and make a nourishing face mask that will purify your skin and give it that particular glow. Let your skin get the much-needed hydration, and enjoy your amazing & youthful look.
Translation: G. Dujmović