Chai seeds for the elderly

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Chia Seed

chai seeds is a small black seed deriving from the desert plan Salvia Hispanica, which is developed in Mexico and dates back to Aztec and Mayan societies. Holland & Barrett supply various chia seed products, including the edible chia seed, health shots and nutritious powders.

What is chai seeds?

Originating from South America, chia seeds are a type of unprocessed, whole-grain food related to the mint. chai seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, calcium, antioxidants and fibre. As we all know fibre intake becomes more and more important as we age and elderly people are more prone to constipation.

chai seeds have a nutty taste and are great additions to foods and beverages. They can be drizzled over cereal, yoghurt, sauces and savoury dishes, and used as an addition to baked foods. Chia seeds were valued by earlier cultures for their source of energy; however, recently they have become a noted super food.

Benefits

chai seeds are high in fibre: a nutrient that works to aid the feeling of fullness, the slow absorption of food and reduce calorie intake. Fibre has also been shown to assist the friendly bacteria located in the intestine to help support good health.

They are also an excellent source of protein and amino acids, containing approximately 14% protein in their overall weight. This means that chai seeds are especially useful for the reduction of appetite and food cravings, as they can significantly lessen the desire for late-night snacking to aid overall weight management.

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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