Chia seeds, a natural superfood
Whether it is an amazing superfood it has been known for a long time, defined by many as "the greatest vegetable source of Omega 3 present in nature", the chia is rich in fibers and precious vitamins, in particular vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vegetable proteins and folic acid, but not only.
All of these are essential sources of well-being for skin, nails, eyes and even hair .
In general it can be said that chia seeds have a high antioxidant power - thanks to flavonoids and catechins - and go to repair the damage caused by aging, regenerating cells and protecting them from inflammation.
The potassium and zinc content of these small nuggets should not be forgotten either: the first helps to regulate blood pressure, rebalancing cholesterol levels, while the second helps to slow down the aging and hair loss process by increasing the efficiency of the immune system and safeguarding the intestine.
Beauty seeds for hair
Chia is therefore an important natural ally for hair care and health, both from inside and outside.
In the first case the chia seeds can be added constantly and for a certain period of time - during the change of the season for example - to the daily diet, for example in the yogurt of breakfast or snack; in salads or pasta dishes; in soups or in bread, even when making excellent and healthy desserts and puddings .
Chia can also be consumed as it is, eating a small spoonful of seeds a few times a day, followed by a glass of water or fruit juice, just like a natural supplement.
In the second case the chia seeds can be left to soak in boiling water for half an hour, then, filtering the whole, you can use the liquid in a vaporizer, spraying on washed hair, just like a natural reinforcing gel .
It is then dried, without rinsing, so as to give strength and volume to fine and weakened hair and can be used whenever it is needed.
Special chia seed pack: the recipe
Another idea to give tone and vitality to the hair, strengthening it and strengthening the fiber, is to mix it with other ingredients to make healthy and effective natural wraps : here is the recipe.
> a spoonful of chia seeds;
> a tablespoon of flax seeds;
> a spoonful of honey;
> a couple of lemon drops.
In a saucepan boil the equivalent of one cup of water, then place the chia and flax seeds inside.
Let the whole rest for a few hours, even the whole night if it is more convenient.
It will be observed that the compound has become rather gelatinous ; then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and distribute over the lengths.
Leave the pack at least 15-20 minutes before gently washing with a non-aggressive shampoo.
Warning: the consumption of supplements, even if natural, does not replace a healthy and balanced diet; It's always a good idea to consult your doctor or an expert beforehand and avoid the do-it-yourself.
Read: "I chia di chia" by Gian Paolo Baruzzi, Liana Zorzi; "The power of chia seeds: 111 recipes for healing at the table" by Barbara Simonsohn