Chia seeds are a type of edible seeds extracted from a flowering plant in Mexico. Because of high nutrition and many skin-boosting chia seeds has gotten popular these days. These Chia seeds are from Salvia Hispanic L.
These seeds have a variety of antioxidants, healthy fats minerals and vitamins which are all used to extract chia seed oil. This oil has gotten popular these days in the skincare industry as it has anti-ageing ingredients in it is a multi-purpose oil as people can apply it on their skin as well as use it in kitchens for cooking food.
Here are some of the benefits and uses of Chia seed oil.
- It prevents the immature skin from ageing
Chia seeds have fatty acid content in it which is essential for healthy skin. It also has omega-3( alpha-linolenic acid ALA) and omega 6. Not only this, but this oil also consists of healthy fats like stearic acid and oleic acid. Hence using chia seed oil on your skin or while cooking food will make you look young and save you from getting wrinkles and stretch marks at an early age.
People can use this oil for all types of dry and prone skin. It also clogs the pores for oily faces. Skin experts advise that you purchase chia seed oil which is specifically designed for the skin as there will be fewer chances of infections and allergies.
- Heals dry skin
The main reason why our skin gets dry is that we don’t have a layer of lipids(fats) which helps in making the skin moisturiser. When this fat is not present in our bodies, our skin loses its moisture, and our skins get dry. The chia seed oil has omega-3 acid and omega-6 linoleic acid. The primary purpose of these two fats is to moisturise the skin and make it healthy.
In a survey, 4% of the people with dry skin applied chia seed oil for eight weeks, and the end of this period, the result was jaw-dropping as their coats were now moisturiser and entirely and healthy. Experts advise that people should apply this oil right after the shower as it acts quickly during that time.
- It even reduces frizzy hair
The main reason why people have frizzy hair is that there is less moisture at the outer layer of their hair. The lack of this moisture is known as the cuticle, and when the hair is dry cuticle becomes rough; hence, the hair becomes frizzy. The fatty acids in this oil moisturiser your hair and make them straight and flawless. Chia seeds are an essential ingredient which leads to hair growth.
- Promotes shiny hair
To have shiny hair, you must have healthy hair as when you have damaged hair; the lights don’t bounce on your hair; hence they look pale and dull. To get shiny hair, users should have healthy, and moisture hair and the best way to make your hair healthy is by using chia seed oil. It will keep your health which will automatically make them shiny.
- Chia seeds also improve your heart health
Chia seeds have a specific kind of omega-3 which our body doesn’t produce. This mineral goes into the body through food. Omega-3 is known to have eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which improves the health of the heart. Usually, cooking oils lacks omega-3 hence our body doesn’t get this mineral which leads to heart problems. That is why health experts suggest using chia seeds oil while cooking. Using chia seeds reduces cholesterol and also helps in reducing weight.
- Supports brain health
Omega-3 also helps in improving the brain. As chia seeds are high in omega-3, it also increases our mind knowledge. Many studies tell us that in taking minerals like ALA, EPA, and DHA will make you smart and the risks of stroke, Alzheimer and depression. However, there is no proof that chia seeds improve brain, yet many people say that the intake of chia seeds improves your mind.
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