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Chia Seeds Are Natures Perfect Food

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Chia Seeds Are Natures Perfect Food


(OrganicJar) Chia seeds are an ancient superfood that’s making a big comeback and for good reasons. These little black and white seeds are one of the most powerful, functional and nutritious superfoods in the world! Chia seed are an excellent source of fiber, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins, minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3.

Why You Should Eat Chia Seeds

- more Omega-3 than salmon
- more protein, fiber and calcium than flax seeds
- contains all essential amino acids
- twice the amount of potassium in a banana
- twice the protein of any other seed or grain
- three times the antioxidants of organic blueberries
- three times more iron than spinach
- five times the calcium of milk
- fifteen times more magnesium than broccoli

Chia seeds absorb more than nine times their weight in water and form a gel that causes a slow release of carbohydrates and an equally slow conversion of carbohydrates into glucose for energy. Research shows that chia improves diabetes, lowers cholesterol, induces weight loss and increases your strength, endurance and energy levels.

How To Eat Chia Seeds

There are unlimited ways to incorporate Chia Seeds into your diet. Just remember you can substitute chia seeds in any recipe that calls for flax seeds. I’ve been eating chia seeds for a while now and love them. They’re very easy to incorporate into your diet. The fastest and easiest way to eat chia seeds is to add it to the water you drink everyday. I add one tablespoon of chia seeds into an eight-ounce glass of water or juice, make sure to stir and break up any lumps, let it sit for about five minutes and drink.

You can also make a ‘Chia Gel’ by adding 1/3 cup of chia seeds to 2 cups of water. Make sure to stir the mixture to avoid clumps and in about 10 minutes it’s done. There are tons of ways to use chia seeds. You can add them to cereal, yogurt, salads, soups, granola, oatmeal, smoothies…the list goes on forever.

Would love to hear recipes anyone has and where online you buy your Chia Seeds.

sources: wikipedia.org naturalnews.com thechiaseed.com

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  1. Great article. I used to buy generic chia seeds but after much research I found Salba seeds to be far superior. They are the only company that clinically researches this botanical variety and I’ve had lots of friends experience very good results using Salba. They also seem to be more professional. I get mine at http://www.salbastore.com

  2. http://www.therawfoodworld.com/index.php?cPath=100150_100148_100166

    It seems like it’s purely a US site, but I’m not sure. Here they have a five pound bag of chia seeds for $32.95, which is an incredible buy. My local farmers market sells chia by the pound at $13.95. I love chia, but I’m still a novice at using them. I hope to use them more and more often.

  3. can you provide me with any information on chia nuts and diverticulosis with hx of diverticulitis? are they hard to digest after eaten? thanks

  4. I too am a Chia novice, I read great things about it and when a friend of mine went on a trip to Australia I asked her to look out for it and she brought me a pack home from a recent trip to Melbourne. I have got her interest in it too. So I am now consuming “Chiatah” Chia. But still yet to find a reliable supply as it’s not big in NZ yet.

  5. I agree! Chia is a fantastic food. The article didn’t mention though, that you can actually use chia gel to substitute for part of the butter in your favorite recipes without changing the taste of the food. If you’re a chia novice, you can get a free MySeeds Chia cook book to help you out with fun recipes!

  6. I have also used Chia gel (2 Tbsp to 1 cup water) as an egg & milk replacement (I made corn fritters and instead of adding eggs and milk, I added 1 cup of Chia gel + a little extra water).

  7. I love CHIA! For breakfast and throughout the day i incorporate my Chia.

    JappelOrganics.com offers the highest quality Chia seed and lots of other great organic products like Bedding, Clothing, Shoes, Supplements, and more!

  8. I am now eating my chia seeds. It healthy and delicious. :P

  9. I have just discovered chia seeds, and are now incorporating them into my diet. I think everyone should at least give them a try!

  10. Mchael says that Great article. I used to buy generic chia seeds but after much research I found Salba seeds to be far superior. They are the only company that clinically researches this botanical variety and I’ve had lots of friends experience very good results using Salba. They also seem to be more professional.,can anyone comment on this?

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