Chia Basics Get To Know Chia

Chia Basics
Get To Know Chia

1) Chia is a natural seed grown without pesticides or chemicals. Chia is not genetically modified or chemically stabilized. Chia is not a supplement. Chia is a natural whole raw food. Chia absorbs 7 to 12 times its weight in water. This simple property makes Chia great for athletes and people wanting to lose weight. Just remember to increase your water intake to maintain hydration.

2) Chia is loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber. This property will help to regulate the rate in which carbohydrates and sugar are absorbed into your blood. This ability to regulate absorption can prove helpful to diabetics. Another added benefit to this fiber is lower food cravings.

3) Chia can also help to lower blood pressure. If you are on blood pressure or any other medication, be sure to check with your doctor before adding any new foods to your diet. .

4) It is not the amount of Chia/Omega3's you eat at one sitting. Rather the best method is construct your diet to be balanced and rich in omega3's. Be creative. Chia can be used in a host of ways; as a substitute for eggs, a thickener, an extender or filler, a binder (IE. bread crumbs in meatballs), as a crust, as a flour substitute or as a protein replacement.

5) What makes Chia seed so special? Chia is a whole raw FOOD. Chia seed is not a supplement, its not chemically stabilized or genetically modified. Chia is pesticide and herbicide free.

Welcome to a healthier life through food!

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