Did you know that chia can actually help you regulate your hormones? Pretty impressive for such a little seed.
Insulin, the stress hormone that your pancreas produces, can be slowed down by eating chia daily. How you’re wondering? By regulating the amount of glucose that enters your bloodstream. Another byproduct of having less stress hormones floating around in your body? An increase in the amount of testosterone in your system. Something that’s good for both males and females. See here.
Chia can also help with the interconnectivity of brain functioning, which means that it can actually help seratonin do its thing. And increased seratonin improves your mood and makes you more focused!
More reasons to eat chia every day and here’s a delicious recipe to help you do just that:
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- One banana
- 1/4 cup cacao
- 5 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Blend all ingredients together. Let sit overnight in a covered container in the refrigerator. Layer the pudding with fresh, slices of fruit or top with coconut and chocolate shavings. Serve and enjoy.