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Add chia seeds to your weight-loss diet to lose belly fat

It is crucial to lose belly fat not for aesthetics but for your health. Here's how chia seeds can help you in your pursuit.
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Add chia seeds to your weight loss diet to lose belly fat. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Published: 30 Oct 2022, 08:59 am IST
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The stubborn belly fat! It is the worst sort of fat that accumulates around the abdomen like it owns it. Irritating, right? Our sedentary lifestyle that involves a lot of ‘sitting’ is the main culprit behind stubborn abdominal fat. Also because canned and packaged goods have made their way to your kitchen shelves, and you haven’t been working out in the slightest! So, what do you do to get rid of belly fat when you hardly have time to move your body? You turn to home remedies. For instance, try chia seeds for belly fat.

Chia seeds for belly fat

Inactivity and a lazy lifestyle can lead to a lot of weight gain. Poor eating habits only add to the misery of not being able to lose belly fat! It is not just a nuisance but stubborn belly fat (visceral fat) can lead to health problems. But chia seeds may play a role in helping you get rid of it. How? For starters, they are highly nutritious and contain a plethora of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C. Some studies have also found that chia seeds contain fibre which helps regulate bowel movement. It basically flushes out the toxins accumulated in the intestines, which in turn helps lose visceral fat.

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Burn belly fat with chia seeds. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

How to add chia seeds to lose belly fat?

If losing abdominal fat is your goal, here are some ways you can add chia seeds to your diet:

1. Chia seeds water

Soak one tablespoon of the seeds in water overnight. Strain the water the next morning and drink it on an empty stomach. You can also drink it in between meals.

2. Chia seed salad

If you like eating salads then you can mix them in a bowl filled with cucumber, radish, tomato, onion, carrots, etc. You can also add it to a bowl of fruit and enjoy the tasty medley.

3. Chia seed pudding

Very simple to make, this pudding can be a great addition to your diet if you trying to lose weight. All you need to do is add some chia seeds to a glass of almond milk (or a milk of your choice). You can add some fresh strawberries or a dash of cinnamon on top to make it tastier.

4. Chia seed drink

Simply boil some chia seeds in water. Let the mixture sit on low flame for a while. Sip it as tea to burn belly fat.

Note: While chia seeds are believed to be safe and can be added to your weight loss diet, it is best to check with your doctor to avoid complications.

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