Monday, April 23, 2012

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds really are amazing, and are gaining recognition as of late for good reason. They were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest. They are high in omega 3's and 6's, protein, calcium, potassium, iron, and antioxidants.

Other benefits according to Raw Reform, are that the provide energy, boost strength, bolster endurance,  level blood sugar, induce weight loss, and aid intestinal regularity.

When put the seeds in liquid, they absorb the liquid and develop a gummy halo, which makes them very hydrating when consumed. This halo is removed slowly by the digestive system, keeping the colon hydrated while releasing electrolytes and nutrients. 

They are virtually flavorless making them great to add to anything you want. I like to add them to a cold sun tea with lemon and agave. 

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