Digestion, skin, concentration: discover the many benefits of chia seeds

Like poppy seeds, flaxseeds or hemp seeds, chia seeds have taken over our kitchens to garnish salads, yogurt and other desserts and let us take advantage of their many health benefits. The proof, they are today the stars of TikTok, taking on the composition of ‘THE’ drink of the moment: the ‘internal shower’, which has millions of followers on the social network. When their health benefits can no longer be proven, chia vegetable oil, much less known, today reveals all its benefits for the skin.

It all started with a podcast in which American nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre talks about a drink he created several years ago to relieve intestinal problems. In just a few weeks, the drink, baptized ‘indoor shower’, has risen to the rank of miracle method on TikTok, with nearly 60 million views for the hashtag in question. Its composition, made from water, lemon juice and chia seeds, delights users of the Chinese social network, who constantly praise its benefits.

It must be said that chia seeds, the plant of which was cultivated by the Aztecs several centuries ago, have many health benefits, including – it will be clear – from promote intestinal transit and improve digestion† Naturally rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, chia seeds not only help with digestive disorders, they are also beneficial for concentration, memory and sleep qualitywhile acting as an appetite suppressant.

Only downside, and not the least, would take two tablespoons of chia seeds per day to enjoy the benefits. In addition, they can increase the risk of diarrhea. Much less glamorous.

Chia vegetable oil, the beauty ally

Known in the form of seeds to sprinkle on many dishes, chia is much less known in the form of vegetable oil. Yet the benefits for skin and hair are just as numerous. An observation that should ensure that this miracle oil, which is already available in specialized e-shops, should slowly but surely make its way into our future cosmetics.

Rich in antioxidants, chia vegetable oil helps fight external aggressionsand thus protects the skin against the harmful effects of pollution, stress or the sun. It would therefore be an important ally in the prevention of skin aging. But that is not everything. The omega-3 fatty acids that make up it also provide elasticity, suppleness and hydration of the skin, while accelerating the regeneration process. And to top it all off, it would be a potent anti-inflammatory. Good reasons to give it a place in your bathroom.

(ETX Daily Up)

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