CHIA SEEDS

June 19, 2009 at 2:58 pm 2 comments

I’ve found a better substitute for my daily flaxseed meal intake.  Chia seeds are an ancient Aztec source for health!  There are so many health benefits of this seed such as containing 7x more iron than spinach, packed with omega’s, protein, and fiber.  In comparison to the flaxseed, it is superior (refer to this link for more information).  Flaxseeds need to be milled in order to reap its benefits, however chia seeds can be eaten in whole! I normally just throw a tbsp into my oatmeal or into a smoothie.   In water, chia seeds expand in its size dramatically.  Its soluble fiber aids in digestion and slows down glucose absorption.  Chia seeds are also great for diabetics.  There are alot of interesting health beenfits of this seed, just refer to the links below for more info!  Since consuming chia seeds, I’ve noticed a large increase in energy.  I purchase mine from Whole Foods, but online is probably cheapest in bulk.

Additional sources of information:

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/17801/chia-seeds

http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com/blog/?p=479

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  • 1. J. Roger Carney  |  June 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Chia seeds are far superior to flax and they’ve been a part of my regular diet for almost 2 years now. A great resource for information about chia seeds and also a good place to buy them is Chia Seeds

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    • 2. crysetz  |  June 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm

      They are great! What’s your favorite way to eat them and how much do you eat? I also take daily fish oil capsules, so I eat only 1 tbsp a day.

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