Will Chia Seeds Reduce Belly Fat?

Do you hate the fact that your middle is making you look more like an apple than that thin person you used to be. Consider using chia seeds reduce belly fat. There’s a lot of reasons it can help, but the first is that when added to food, chia seeds add fiber. Fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling satisfied longer. That makes eating fewer calories and losing weight easier. Just adding two tablespoons of chia seeds gives you 10 grams of fiber and they’re tasteless, so you can add them to anything.

Chia seeds are more than just good for your weight loss, they’re good for your health.

Let’s start with the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids that chia seeds have. The omega-3 fatty acid is alpha-linoleic acid—ALA. ALA lowers inflammation in the body. Inflammation can affect weight gain. It also is a factor for many types of diseases, such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Inflammation can also make it harder to lose weight.

Check out all the other nutrients in chia seeds.

Chia seeds contain magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, selenium, and iron. Studies show that calcium can help your metabolism and vital in blood sugar control. Iron carries oxygen, which is necessary to burn fat. Magnesium is necessary for metabolism and energy production. If you’re low in these nutrients, they can help increase your metabolism and burn fat. Rather than taking a supplement, getting the nutrition via chia seeds is far better. You get all the other benefits with them.

Chia seeds are high in protein, as well.

Just like fiber, protein can keep you feeling fuller longer. It also helps build muscle mass, which is important if you’re on a program of regular exercise. Some experts believe that protein is the number one weight loss aid, not only by reducing appetite, but aiding in building muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does. Sprinkle some chia seeds on your food. These seeds are tasteless and you can make a difference by using just two tablespoons per day.

  • The fiber in chia seeds will keep you regular. That can also limit bloat and reduce abdominal circumference, even if you didn’t lose belly fat.
  • One small 2014 study found that a group that consumed 35 grams of chia flour compared to a group that used a placebo had a bigger weight loss after 12 weeks and lower cholesterol.
  • Another study following type 2 diabetics, showed that a group that consumed Salba chia, compared to another group that ate oat bran food, lost far more weight after six months. Those on chia lost 4.19 pounds compared to an average of 0.66 pounds for the oat bran group.
  • Chia pudding makes a great weight loss snack. Use a tablespoon of chia seeds and a ¼ cup of milk. You can add honey to sweeten, but I prefer adding fresh fruit, nuts or coconut right before I eat it. Mix the seeds and the milk thoroughly, until there are no clumps and refrigerate.

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