Remember those cute pets call “chia pets” from the 80’s ??? Well now that same seed that promised to make hair “magicaly grow” promises new health benefits. Although the processing of the seed is different (so its safe for humans to consume); this seed has huge antioxident benefits and the ability to make you feel full! Recently, it was shown on Oprah, presented by the ever – popular Dr. Oz. Once again the Oprah show continues to enlighten us with it’s information. Read about this new phenonmenon below and be amazed.
” Why would I want to include Chia Seeds in my diet?
You can mix the chia gel with: Fruit juices, smoothies, milk, shakes, jams, jellies, preserves, syrups, lemonade, yogurt, nut butters, hot cereal, cold cereal, polenta, grits, pancake and waffle mix (use 1 tablespoon per pancake), mustard, bbq sauce, tarter sauce, dips, soups, mayonnaise, salad dressings, or used instead of oil or shortening in baking. Up to 75%, by weight, of the gel may be added to anything without loss of flavor while enhancing texture and cutting fat calories 30 to 50 percent. Add to anything you wish for reducing calories, saturated fat and sugar amounts without compromising sensory appeal. It is a dieters dream food and its use is limitless.Digestive aid; Use of 2-3 tablespoons chia gel with each meal for better assimilation of food, increases nutrient absorption and encourages better elimination. It also prevents indigestion and heartburn without risk of harmful side effects. An exceptional food for Diabetics as it slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar which stabilizes blood sugar and regulates the body’s absorption of fluids, i.e. electrolyte balance, more efficiently.
Incorporating chia seeds into your daily diet will enhance the nutrient absorption of all foods, including nutritional supplements. As an Aid in GERD, Ulcers, Gastritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
I myself have Gerd (Gastro Esophagus Reflux Disease), acute gastritis, a gastric ulcer and IBS. I have dealt with these conditions for almost 20 years. I have taken all the medications from Tagament to Prevacid. In using the Chia Seeds myself, I always told my customers not to use the Chia Seeds without a fluid because it would hydrate from the fluid in your stomach.
One day my stomach was hurting real bad because of the acid. I took one tablespoon of dried seeds with just enough water to get them down. I waited for five minutes and then I drank more water to finish hydrating the seeds. It worked! The seeds hydrated from the acid in my stomach. The pain stopped. 🙂
The part that impressed me the most was that I was relieving the pain as well as getting all the benefits the seeds have to offer. Now I do recommend taking the Chia Seeds dry only if you have a lot of acid in your stomach. At 10 cents a serving it is a natural alternative to high price prescription drugs. A lot of my customers have used the seeds this way. I also recommend them to my customers who have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) because of the high soluble fiber in the Chia Seed gel. Only if you have a lot of acid in your stomach, should you take them dry with no water till five minutes later.