Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to mint. This plant grows natively in South America. Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day. They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy … in fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
I have never been a big fan of any special diet. My health philosophy is simple – eat the same or less amount of calories that your body needs, regular exercises at least 3 times a week (cardio a must) and an adequate amount of rest (sleep is your weapon). Diets are just like fashions – the come and they go. They will arrive to our lives with a new twist, so people who promote them can sell the followers new books, recipes of the same meals with different names and so on. No matter how you look at the food and a new “super diet” at the end it all fall to three main ingredients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is just a matter of combining the ingredients together in different proportions which provides a great variety of choices for a creation of a new diet.
The reason why I began to write this post is because I see so many disgusting photos of so to speak Paleo diet on Google Plus stream that people actually put it inside of their mouth and call it a healthy meal. Personally my eyes can not even look some of the photos. If I would have to eat that meal, all of my vital organ would have to shut down slowly one after another. I think fashion diet just overtakes normal common sense in every follower. Many want to look and feel good but lack the basic understanding of the physiology of a human body and nutrition. The Paleo diet was popularized by Walter Voegtlin in the 1970’s and is very similar to Atkins and Meat Lovers diets – which were very popular about 10 years ago or so.
Minerals are playing a very important role in a human body. The main goal of these essential elements is to make sure that the body functions properly. If deficiency is ignored for a prolonged period of time a serious health problem can be developed. For instance: women who are menstruating need an extra supplementation of iron till the reach menopause stage. A good source of minerals concentration is in certain types of whole foods. However, it is hard to follow a diet that contains all the necessary nutrients that a woman needs. Taking multivitamin and food-based natural mineral supplements are few ways that can be very beneficial.
Supplements can help improve the body’s absorption of certain other minerals and nutrients – for instance, magnesium is necessary for calcium absorption, selenium is necessary for Vitamin E absorption, Zinc is necessary for Vitamin A absorption. Majority of the females are deficient in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, iodine and selenium. These minerals are very important fro proper metabolic function, hormone balance and bone strength and many other important health benefits.