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Add Super-food Chia Seeds In Your Kid’s Diet For A Healthy Body And Brain

by | December 10, 2018

No- living sans milk, eggs and meat will not cost you your health! Contrary to popular belief, milk and eggs aren’t the only way to ensure your kid gets all the essential vitamins, minerals and protein. There are plant based superfood like Chia seeds that have been proven to be loaded with amazing nutritional benefits. Read on to know why you should be adding this super-food to your kid’s diet. 

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When I started transitioning from a full time vegetarian to a vegan, a lot of well-wishers expressed concern about how would I maintain optimum health without the goodness of milk and milk products. I remember refusing milk (I disliked the taste) as a kid and my mom would then express concern over my well-being since milk is considered the complete food. As a vegan I get you if you too are perplexed about deriving optimum health benefits from a plant based diet. The answer is yes and to know how, you’ll need to stay tuned to this space for the rest of the day. Today we’ll be discussing all about super-food Chia seeds, from their nutritional benefits to kid friendly recipe. 

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There are a number of plant based super-foods that can be included in your kid’s diet to ensure that they receive the power dose of nutrients they need while growing. Let’s begin with Chia seeds first. 

Nutritional Benefits of Super-food Chia Seeds

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Including super-foods in your kid’s diet has to be a slow and gradual process. First you need to ensure that your toddler’s digestive system is developed and strong enough. Introducing Chia seeds all of a sudden and in large portions can make it difficult for your toddler to digest them. Start with very small portions and gradually increase with time. It is advisable you consult your pediatrician before introducing any dietary supplement or new food group to your infant’s diet.

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Chia seeds offer following health benefits:

Antioxidants rich super-food

Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants that help body in fighting off the free radical damage. Several researches have come up claiming that antioxidants derived from natural occurring foods might have significant positive impact on health. Various studies have claimed that there seems to be a direct link between antioxidants preventing degenerative diseases like cancer, cardio vascular troubles, brain dysfunction, decline in immunity etc. Chia seeds even prevent oxidative damage to DNA. 

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 Bone and Teeth Health

If you have been worrying that giving up on dairy milk can cost you your kid’s bone and teeth health, think again. There are a number of plant based options that are a good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and protein. And super-food Chia is one of them. Chia seeds contain 28 grams of calcium in one ounce, which is 18% of the Recommended Daily Intake. 

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Powerhouse of Protein

Chia seeds contain high quality protein than most other plant based foods. Protein is necessary for building strong muscles, hair, nails, bones- literally almost everything! And your kid’s body will be able to make use of this high quality protein since these nutrition rich seeds contain a healthy balance of essential amino acids

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Key to A Healthy Heart

Chia seeds being rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and dietary fiber indicate a reduced risks to heart problems. Few studies have found that this super-food helps maintain an optimal blood pressure, which is one of the most crucial factors in ensuring a healthy heart. 

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Reduced Risks To Type 2 Diabetes

Blame it to modern lifestyle or unhealthy junk foods, kids these days are more prone to type 2 diabetes. In one study it was found that though type 1 diabetes in UK children is more common than type 2, however the number of cases are increasing significantly every year. Obesity and diabetes are becoming a rampant health concern in kids these days. 

Including Chia seeds in meal helps in lowering the rise of blood sugar post a high carb meal. There have been studies that indicated positive effect of eating Chia rich bread on post meal rise of blood sugar.

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