Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chia Chia Chia!!! A super seed.

Many of us have heard of the Chia pet but the Chia Seed is an amazing little seed. It has been used for centuries and is one of the most powerful little things you can put into your body with little effort. Most grocery stores as well as natural whole foods stores are carrying this little super power.
What does Chia do for your body? Here are just a few of the health benefits. Chia is pretty much tasteless, you can add it to anything you want and it adds a super punch to your nutritional intake. 
Chia helps with weight loss, in gel form or seed you can feel more sustained longer. The gel forms when Chia hits water, the gel has no calories, this is what makes you feel fuller longer. Chia helps balance blood sugar by its combination of soluble and insoluble fiber which slows your body's conversion of starches to sugar. Chia with any meal with help you feel more energetic longer. This little seed also adds Omega-3 to your diet. Chia is the richest plant source of this type of healthy oil. By using Chia you will be adding age-defying anti-oxidants to your diet. At room temperature they can sit on your counter and be fine to eat for up to two years, now imagine what that can do in your body! It is totally amazing. This can drastically help prevent free-radicals. 
These little seeds are a very easy way to get additional healthy options into your diet. There is no additional preparation necessary, you just sprinkle them or bake them into just about anything you want to.

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