16 Apr Benefits of chia consumption in athletes
Food is the basis of health for anyone. Especially high-performance athletes should pay close attention to the food they eat. In this way, they cover their physical needs and maintain their health in an optimal state to face their routines. In this post we talk about the benefits of chia seeds for athletes.
Chia seeds are a very powerful food and an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are easy to introduce into the Mediterranean diet and an essential food in the vegan diet in which athletes can substitute eggs.
The main benefit of its consumption in high performance athletes is its high Omega-3 content. For this, experts recommend including its consumption in drinks or juice, vegetable cream and salads.
It helps reduce sugar intake, since chia is responsible for filling glycogen stores, and there are few foods capable of filling our glycogen reserves with the same efficiency. Therefore, it is an extraordinary option for athletes who suffer from diabetes or who simply want to eat a healthy diet.
It also has strong antioxidant protection. Recent studies show that chia seeds have a high concentration of phenols, antioxidants that stop up to 70% of the activity of free radicals. This helps prevent premature skin aging and repair muscle tissue, avoiding the damage that high-intensity exercise can cause.
Likewise, it is a source of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), minerals such as phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, zinc or calcium, and proteins that help build and regenerate muscles and tissues.
Como puedes observar, estas pequeñas semillas negras son una auténtica joya para la salud, ya que están cargadas de nutrientes y beneficios para nuestro organismo. Cada vez están más integradas en el mundo deportivo por sus grandes aportaciones para personas con un elevado rendimiento y desgaste físico.
However, you must be careful when consuming it, especially before going out, since its high fiber content can cause heavy digestions. An extraordinary idea to introduce chia seeds into our diet is with our Carlota Organic Pumpkin Cream, where health and quality are present.