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chia seeds

PostSat Mar 08, 2014 10:54 pm

[list=]Chia seeds are tiny black and white seeds that come from a flowering desert plant (herb) in the mint family and are native to Central America.

"Chia" means strength and historic evidence shows that it was cultivated as an important food crop by the Aztecs.

Today we regard Chia seeds as a superfood because of its high concentrations of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium, potassium, and other important vitamins and minerals.

These tiny, nutrient dense seeds are thought to have many health benefits, including:

Combating diabetes by slowing digestion and improving blood sugar levels

Improving heart health by
increasing healthy cholesterol while decreasing bad LDL and triglyceride cholesterol

Supporting digestive health and intestinal regularity (high fiber content)

Improving brain health (high omega-3 fatty acids content)

Aiding in weight loss by helping to regulate appetite (Tryptophan content)

Fighting belly fat by helping to stabilize blood sugar and fighting insulin resistance

Helping to build and maintain strong bones and teeth (calcium, phosphorus and manganese content)

Providing energy (plant-based complex carbohydrate content)

Boosting strength and endurance (plant-based protein content)
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I put these in with my fruit when I use my nutri bullett they are tasty, and I have noticed that I'm not usually hungry.
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PostTue Mar 18, 2014 2:35 pm

I love chia seed pudding for breakfast. Interesting article VP, I starting adding hemp seeds to my green smoothies because i didn't know what else to do with them. I always get pressure around my head when i have my green smoothie, like a mild headache which is probably a detox symptom but its only for around 10 minutes when i'm drinking my smoothie.
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PostWed Mar 19, 2014 1:45 am

I use them every so often. They really do thicken things up. Mostly I've just put a teaspoon in my water or in a smoothie.
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PostMon Apr 21, 2014 8:52 pm

I made chia jello. Very good better than store jello bc you choose the flavor.
Mix your fave fruit juice or wine hehe add cup of chia seeds add 1 or 2 agar agar flakes set in fridge.
It can be vegan jello a little firmer than usual but still good
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Re: chia seeds

PostWed Dec 17, 2014 7:06 am

If i may add some interesting facts about Chia seeds:

What’s amazing about this hydrophilic seed is its ability to absorb ten times of its weight in water. So. If you’re a distance runner, chia is your best pre-run meal.

Its gelling factor slows down the process of converting its carbohydrate content into sugar and gives you a feeling of fullness for a long time. Good news for weight watchers!

And did you know that chia seeds can retain its nutritional value and flavor when stored even for several years? ...Thanks to its natural antioxidant content. A pantry-friendly seed.

4 tbs chia seeds + 3 to 4tbs apple cider vinegar + water = My energy boosting drink!

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