Chi chi chia!
Chia Seed is an edible seed, the name means “strength”, it comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. You may be familiar with the sprouted Chia Pets planters, however the seed is the most important part of the plant. Chia is inexpensive to purchase and can be stored for long periods of time without turning rancid and chia is gluten free!
How to Consume.
This seed is versatile, blend into shakes, put on salads or stir fry’s, or soak in hot water or tea to make a tapioca gel like substance (can be blended to make pudding). Chia unlike flax doesn’t need to be ground to make nutrients available to the body.
- Chia is high in dietary fiber which aids in bowl regularity; the seeds work inside the intestines like a broom dislodging and eliminating old intestinal waste.
- High in omega-3 Fatty acids (even more than flax seeds)
- Rich in age-defying antioxidants, they contain calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum (a metallic element essential component of enzymes that aids in the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates), niacin, and zinc.
- Chia helps to prolong hydration by retaining electrolytes, especially during exertion.
- They provide sustainable energy, boost strength, bolster endurance and help to balance blood sugar. Especially for athletes, chia is a perfect source of long sustaining fuel and bio available protein.
- This mighty seed may even induce weight loss; it supplies you with essential vitamins and minerals; cravings for unhealthy things will dwindle (deficiency in vitamins and minerals brings on compelling cravings), plus the seeds are low calories and filling.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye ~ Buddha