Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you should always choose a healthy and nutritious meal to start the day. One of the best breakfast combinations are chia seeds and oats; they are nutritious, health beneficial and can provide you with enough energy throughout the day. Moreover, they can stimulate weight loss and help you burn that stubborn belly fat.
Health benefits of oats and chia seeds:
Oats: Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a soluble fiber which is beneficial in a number of ways. It regulates your blood sugar levels, lowers bad cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health, if consumed frequently. Moreover, they abound in proteins, fibers and minerals.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds are a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 and contain more calcium than milk and other dairy product. They also promote cardiovascular health, lower high cholesterol levels and have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Chia seeds have regenerative properties as well, which makes them extremely beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and high-performance athletes.
Recipe: Breakfast with oats and chia seeds
This may be the most delicious, nutritious and energizing breakfast you’ll ever make. (2 portions)
- 1 cup oatmeal.
- 500 ml of water.
- 2 tsp. vanilla.
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder.
- 2 tbsp. honey.
- 1 pinch of salt sea.
- 4 tbsp. chia seeds.
Add the water, cinnamon and vanilla in a pot and bring it to boil. Once it starts simmering reduce it to low heat and add the oats. Leave it to simmer for 5 minutes and set it aside. Cover it and leave it for 5 minutes to soak. Add the honey and the salt and mix it all well. Pour it in a bowl while it’s still hot and add the chia seeds. Mix it all in and enjoy your high-energy breakfast. You could add some fruits as well, per taste, such as bananas, strawberries, apple, or eat it plain. It’s delicious both ways!