Have you ever heard of the goodness of chia seeds in pregnancy ?
First of all, let’s go in order, let’s understand how much we know about pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a beautiful and somewhat difficult period for any woman who has experienced or is experiencing right now.
For example, a mother who is not a mother, I live with great apprehension the pregnancies of my friends and I have made a culture on what is good and what it hurts, on what are the main problems of a common pregnancy, such as anemia.
90 percent of mothers in progress, in the nine months, begin to suffer from anemia, from iron deficiency.
Partly because everything gets upset with another little creature in the belly, partly because you eat for two, you feed for two.
But you never know what to eat, you always think about what it can do well and that’s it, without harming yourself or the baby.
For some years now I have been reading how good chia seeds are, I talked about it with my friends and they were not only impressed, they used them and they never stopped.
Let’s look specifically at why chia seeds are so indicated in pregnancies, remembering that we have already talked about this theme in Chia seeds for weight loss: properties and benefits
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Chia seeds in pregnancy
When you are pregnant, your body needs everything and chia seeds have everything in them!
This is what comes first to tell you, which for me is the fundamental thing.
If you need protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, fiber and minerals, well, chia seeds are rich in them.
Now that you are expecting a baby you must understand that the body undergoes a series of rather common imbalances such as trying to keep the pressure in balance.
Chia seeds help to keep the pressure stable and then by absorbing the water they promote better intestinal functioning.
Chia seeds are also able to eliminate excess toxins and keep blood sugar levels low.
Many times, moreover, you will feel swollen, thanks to these magical seeds you will be able to feel more satisfied.
In fact, rich in fiber, they are covered with a gel, a gel that gives a completely natural sense of satiety.
They’re also gluten-free and antioxidant-free, so they fight free radicals!
Chia seeds, their history and iron deficiency
As I said earlier, the problem that many expectant mothers experience is that of iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency is natural in pregnancy, it’s as if our body had to take measurements, as if sometimes it couldn’t balance itself with two people in the same body (and how to blame it).
Chia seeds are very rich in iron, they have 10 milligrams of iron in 100 grams of seeds, triple the presence of iron found in spinach, the famous Popeye spinach (in fact).
Chia seeds are one of the oldest foods we are aware of. They come from a hispanica salvia already well known in the times of the Maya and the Aztecs. Already at that time the salvific and nutritional properties of these seeds were well known.
It is said, in fact, that the Aztec warriors took them with them during the missions because few of these seeds gave enough energy to be well for more than 24 hours.
They were so important at that time that they were used as money, for exchanges, as a sacrifice to the gods, as a tribute to religious leaders.
Chia seeds lost their almost magical value due to the Spanish conquistadors who brought wheat and barley with them and forbade the cultivation of the seeds, perhaps for fear of its magical ancestry over the population.
Imagine that only in 1991, thanks to some studies of some universities in South America, the chia seeds were grown again.
All this excursus to tell you what?
To tell you that chia seeds are truly magical and, especially in pregnancy, they bring a lot without removing anything, without experiencing any decompensation from an organic point of view but managing to beautifully balance everything that we women need in such a delicate moment.
How to use them?
How can they be used?
Chia seeds can be used for a balanced diet , both in sweet and savory dishes.
Even breakfast can become more energetic by adding chia seeds to milk and cereals.
It is also possible to mix them in flour to make pasta, bread and focaccia magical.
Or they are considered a great thickener for smoothies and puddings.
The quantity should not exceed 25 grams per day, however, I recommend.
And remember that you can add them to soups, soups, salads.
I want to leave you a recipe that is a real elixir, write it down and use it, as an energy drink and completely natural to use during the day:
- 4 or 5 tablespoons of chia seeds previously roasted and then ground in the mixer
- 4 liters of water
- 4 or 5 lemons
- 4 or 5 tablespoons of sugar
Mix everything and use it during the day when you feel tired or fatigued, it will help you a lot.
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Have you seen how many things chia seeds are good for in pregnancy?
These magical seeds have such a fascinating history that I cannot help but think they are truly precious.
Helping pregnant women to harmonize such a delicate body is truly magic.
The pressure, the blood sugar, the iron deficiency, that’s what the seeds are for, which can be used in a lot of different recipes, all really interesting, all very usable.
How would you like to use chia seeds?
Why don’t you write me in the comments what is the best way, so far, in which you have eaten chia seeds, the magical seeds of the Maya?