1. Lose Weight Without Starving The Chia Seed is a dieter's dream come true. The tiny, healthy seeds can be made to taste like whatever you want, and their unique gelling action keeps you feeling full for hours. Hunger is a main enemy of real weight loss, and you don't want to fight it with jittery expensive pills. When a Chia Seed is exposed to water, it forms a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight. Since the gel made of water, it has no calories. It's also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories!
Blood Sugar Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is important for both
health and energy. Blood sugar may spike after meals, especially if you
eat high-starchy foods or sweets. This can lead to 'slumps' in your day
where you feel tired and out of energy. By balancing your blood sugar,
you not only lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, but you also ensure
steady, constant energy throughout your day. But how does the Chia Seed
help with this? Both the gelling action of the seed, and it's unique
combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your
body's conversion of starches into sugars. If you eat chia with a meal,
it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than
a series of ups and downs that wear you out.
3. Help Prevent
Diverticulitis / Diverticulosis With the abundance of over-processed
foods and white flour on the market today, rich sources of fiber are
harder to come by. These foods of convenience have contributed to the
rise of diverticulitis. Irregularity is a big factor in this risky
condition. To help ensure regularity, you need plenty of soluble and
insoluble fiber in your diet. If you don't want to eat celery, and
whole-grain everything…or piles of bran flakes, the Chia Seed is here to
help. Each seed is coated with soluble fibers which aid its gelling
action. The exterior of the seed is protected by insoluble fiber. The
insoluble fiber is unable to be digested (it does not contribute any
calories, or break down) so instead, it helps keep food moving smoothly
through the digestive process. Soluble fiber, and the gel coating of the
seed keeps the colon hydrated and ensures the easy movement of food.
Add healthy omega-3 oil to your diet Omega-3 oil is usually thought of
as "that healthy stuff in fish". But, what if you don't want to eat fish
every day? What if you're a vegetarian, or simply worried about
pollution adding harmful substances to your fish dinner? Chia is the
richest plant-source of this healthy oil. By weight, chia contains more
omega 3 than salmon, and it still tastes like whatever you want! Omega 3 oil
is important in heart and cholesterol health. It's also recently been
targeted as a weight-loss helper. USA Weekend magazine also reports on a
study where overweight dieters who included omega 3s in their eating
plan lost 2 more pounds monthly than the control group, who did not.
Feel more energized all day long Don't want to feel like taking an
afternoon nap? Your energy levels have a lot to do with what you eat.
Chia is one of nature's highest plant-based sources of complete protein.
Usually protein from items like peanut butter and some beans are
incomplete, meaning you have to combine them with other foods to get the
full benefit. Not Chia though, it's protein is complete to raise your
energy levels. The combination of complete protein, vitamins, minerals
and blood-sugar balancing gel all work together to make sure you have
steady, never jittery energy.
6. Bake with
less fat Do you enjoy making baked goods at home, but hate all the
butter and oil that has to go into them? Chia gel can substitute for
half the butter in most recipes! The food will bake the same and taste
the same (or better) from the addition of the chia gel. All you need to
do is divide the amount of butter or oil in half, and then use the same
amount of chia gel to fill in. The anti-oxidants in chia can even help
keep the food tasting fresh longer. Everything from cookies to cakes to
muffins, pancakes and # can be made with chia gel as your butter
replacement. Which recipe will become your new favorite?
age-defying anti-oxidants Anti-oxidants have been in the news lately due
to their super healthy benefits. You know that blueberries and several
exotic fruits (that aren't always in season) have them, but did you know
that chia is extremely high in anti-oxidants too? These helpful
substances are what makes the Chia Seed stay fresh for so long. At room
temperature, they'll stay fresh and ready to eat for over two whole
years! And that's all without a single chemical or preservative. This
amazing ability is not found in other seeds like flax or sesame, because
those seeds don't have the same rich anti-oxidant content.
Anti-oxidants help prevent free-radical damage in your body. Free
radicals lead to problematic conditions such as premature aging of the
skin and inflammation of various tissues. Fight free radical damage by
staying fresh and healthy with nature's anti-oxidant powerhouse.
Cut cravings for food Being deficient in minerals or vitamins can
create a craving for food. For example, if you're low on calcium, you
may feel compelled to eat lots of cheese and ice cream. This happens
because your body knows that cheese is a source of calcium, and it
hasn't been getting enough. But what if dairy and whole milk are a "Diet
don't"? You can always add calcium to your food by sprinkling on the
chia. By weight, chia has more calcium than whole milk. It also has
magnesium and boron, essential trace minerals used in the absorption of
calcium and other vitamins. By balancing your vitamins and minerals with chia, you can curb cravings that might tempt you.
You can pack in more flavorful punch How can a seed with NO flavor help
the foods you already like to taste better? First, because they have no
taste of their own, chia seeds will never cover up or add to the flavor
of your food. Second, when the seeds hydrate, they magnify the taste of
whatever they were added to. Put them in pudding? Chocolaty! Swirl them
into a smoothie? Fruity! The same thing goes with dressings, dips,
salsas, sauces and more. These two factors combine to let chia seeds
take on the taste of whatever you add them to. They distribute and never
dilute, the flavors you love.
10. Save your money Why should eating less cost you more? You already know diet pills
are expensive, and 'box meal plans' can run up to $500.00 a month. If
you're buying 'calorie counting packs' or other individual portions in
the store, you can also end up paying more because more preparation and
materials go into these foods. More than enough chia for 1 month costs
less than a dollar a day. You can use as much or as little as you want
to achieve your own desired results. There are no preparations required
for these simple seeds, not even pesticides need to be used to grow
them. They're always safe and 100% chemical free. A measuring spoon is
all you'll need when you're ready to take advantage of chia for
yourself. It doesn't get any easier or more inexpensive.