Monday, March 21, 2011


You may have heard of Chia Seeds, but if not, it is worth becoming familiar with them. I consider them a super-food and try to include them everyday in my diet somehow. I feel better when I have them regularly.

You may not know this about these seeds:

. Super-energizing for increased endurance and sustained energy. A balanced blend of protein, essential fats, fiber, complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. Chia is unrivalled among all seeds and grains for providing energy to your mind and body.

. Improves cardiovascular health. Provides high levels of essential fatty acids.

. Stabilizes blood sugar. Reduces blood glucose swings.

. Reduces cravings for sweets and junk foods. Chia's soluble fiber allows the release of its natural unrefined carbohydrate energy into the bloodstream.

. Improves mental focus and concentration. Chia's balanced essential fats boost brain power and brighten mood.

. High quality protein. Chia contains protein that is a higher percentage than that found in other grains. Chia is high in natural antioxidants.

. Promotes lean muscle mass. Chia's high-quality vegetable protein helps build increased muscle mass. It is useful for weight loss and weight maintenance. Chia's essentials fatty acids boost metabolism and contribute to metabolic function.

Gluten-free. Chia protein contains no gluten thereby being the ideal food for people with gluten sensitivity, carbohydrate intolerance, hypoglycemia, Celiac Disease or Crohn's Disease.

. An ideal super-food. Chia is an excellent functional food for most people, including those with food allergies, food sensitivities, or food and chemical hypersensitivity. Chia is portable, won't easily spoil and can be stored safely for extended periods; chia can be eaten raw, but also remains fresh after grinding.

I often eat them sprinkled on foods: salads, soups, yogurt, (whatever) or put a tablespoon in a glass of water and drink it. They can be eaten plain, but once moistened with liquid (saliva) they expand and turn into a gel. 2 tbsp daily is recommended.

Chia puts the super in superfood!

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