Local name for chia seeds in Nigeria (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba)
Chia seeds in hausa: none
Chia seeds in Yoruba: none
Chia seed in Igbo language: none.
The local name of chia seeds in Nigeria is still “chia seed”. The truth is, chia seed originated from India and not from Africa or Nigeria. Because of this, chia seed has no known Igbo , Yoruba or hausa names….I hope you understand. Chia seed is an imported plant to Nigeria.
Chia seeds seem to be popular these days in salads and smoothies but did you know that chia seeds have many health benefits?
They stimulate weight loss – Chia seeds are high in fibre which can help facilitate the absorption of water, making the stomach expand and feel fuller, quicker.
Promotes Healthy Digestion.
Fibre stimulates digestion. Eleven out of the 12 grams of carbohydrates in chia seeds are fibre.
Manage Blood Sugar Levels
A diet high in sugars and simple carbohydrates can cause fluctuating blood sugar levels that can lead to cravings, obesity and diabetes. Chia seeds are a rich source of protein and omega-3s.
Maintain Cardiovascular Health
The health benefits of chia seeds reach all the way to the heart. As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds can help reduce inflammation and decrease the chance of developing deep vein and arterial thrombosis or arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
Increases Your Energy Levels
The carbohydrates in chia seeds have a slow conversion time, which means they fuel the body for longer.
Instead of a workout drink, keep the body hydrated with chia seeds. Just a spoonful of the seeds mixed with water and a splash of lemon can help sustain hydration and energy during exertion.
Rich in Protein
A one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains approximately five grams of protein — about ten percent of the average daily requirement of this nutrient. The seeds also contain amino acids necessary for muscle repair and growth.
One way amino acids improve health is by promoting the production of neurotransmitters. Tryptophan, an amino acid in chia seeds, can help people feel more calm and sedated. It helps the brain increase production and reception of serotonin — the “happy hormone” — and regulates melatonin levels. Serotonin relieves anxiety, while melatonin improves sleep.
ttle bones that break more easily. A one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains fifteen to twenty percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
I would love to hear how you incorporate chia seeds into your daily life!
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