Need an easy breakfast recipe to combat inflammation and prevent cancer? I've got you covered.
This chia pudding recipe, from my You Nourish You recipe book, is great for both the thyroid and breasts.
It's the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in chia seeds that help lower our risk of heart disease, balance thyroid hormones, and play a role in breast cancer prevention. Research has shown that chia seeds have a normalizing effect on insulin resistance, which is why they can help prevent type 2 diabetes. The essential fatty acids, or EFAs, in chia seeds are credited with protecting the human brain and heart. Plus, it's believed that fatty acids can help improve the function of the thyroid gland.
Research on chia seeds has found that the oil may reduce tumor growth and metastasis in the glandular tissue of the breast. It does this by preventing mitosis, or the replication of cancer cells.
Another anti-cancer benefit of chia seeds is the fact that they have lignans. Plant lignans, which are classified as phytoestrogens, are believed to help reduce the risk of hormone-related cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, thyroid cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Chia is an ancient superfood that is very similar to flax but without the estrogen and phytoestrogen element. It is a just as good, (if not better) source of EFAs, so it will do wonders for your health and skin.
Additionally, chia seeds contain: