National Chia Day
National Chia Day is observed next on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 (359 days from today).
Chia seeds are a popular food in food stores today, because of their high nutritional value, especially since they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. In recognition of this nutrient-rich nut with many benefits to human health, March 23 every year is chosen as National Chia Day. National Chia Day is celebrated every year in recognition of the tiny but powerful chia seeds that have become one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and are universally available.
History of National Division Day
National Division Day was registered by Mamma Chia in February 2016, and selected March 23 as the annual anniversary date.
Chia seeds are derived from the Salvia hispanica plant of the Lamiaceae family, which is part of the same family of herbs used to enhance flavors in dishes such as mint from Central and South America. The shape of the chia seeds is small, black in color, and looks like a sesame or basil seed. Salvia hispanica was once a staple food crop in Mexico and Guatemala, and has been cultivated as a food source since 3500 BC. In addition, it was used in religious ceremonies for the Aztec gods. Up to the present time. Chia seeds are distributed and sold to many countries around the world and have become a favorite food in many places, especially in developed countries because the people here are very fond of foods of natural origin, does not contain harmful substances
Although the size of Chia seeds is quite small, it contains some important nutrients for the body such as fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, phosphorus, zinc... Chia seeds are rich in fiber - gives the user a feeling of fullness and satiety for a long time. A 25g portion of chia seeds contains up to about 9 grams of fiber while the recommended amount of fiber per person per day is 30 grams, so a small amount of chia seeds as above also gives users a system. Healthy digestion, good for many people who don't reach recommended goals.
Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory effects as well as promoting brain and heart health. Chia seeds contain plant-based omega-3 fatty acids: alpha linolenic acid (ALA) making chia seeds a valuable source of nutrients for vegetarians and vegans. The amount of protein in chia seeds is also relatively high, making it a useful plant-based protein source and providing a wide range of amino acids, especially useful for vegetarian and vegan diets. Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids that the body cannot make. The combination of fat, protein, and fiber in chia seeds is relatively slow to digest, providing slow-release and prolonged energy to keep blood sugar levels steady. Chia seeds are rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium, trace elements like manganese, which help create good enzymes for the body.
How to observe the national Chia Day
Add chia seeds to your diet on this day (and every day) to enjoy the strength and vitality they bring to your life. Start your day with a chia granola, fuel your day with a chia bar and enjoy a chia seed drink anytime. Alternatively, pickled chia seeds can be used as a thickener for soups and stews, and can be substituted for eggs in baked goods by blending 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Leave on for at least 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and use. Dry-roasted chia seeds have a richer, crispier flavor that's perfect for salads or healthy breakfast cereals. Celebrate every meal by adding chia seeds! Post what you know about national division day on social media with hashtag #NationalChiaDay.
ObservedNational Chia Day has been observed annually on March 23rd.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
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Mamma Chia in February 2016