Chia Seeds

by Amy Stafford on December 3, 2013

Chia Seeds on my counter everyday healthy

Chia seeds really is a food you should be eating daily.  It’s a food that can be incorporated into your daily meals without changing the flavor but boosting the health benefits of each meal.

I keep a jar of chia seeds on the kitchen counter so it’s always an easy reach away to add to a recipe.  I add it to my morning cereal, to every salad, my smoothies, yogurt, on top of steamed or grilled vegetables, I toss it in my quinoa, or pasta.  A favorite treat is toast, peanut butter with a sprinkle of chia seeds.

My newest and greatest way to get Chia into my diet is through Chia Tea.  This tea is a new product offered by Healthy Herbal Brews.  It’s a great tasting tea, it is decaffeinated I like to enjoy it after dinner, but is perfect anytime.  A little drizzle of honey and you have the perfect cup of tea.

Below I listed two HUGE reasons to get your butt to the store add start adding Chia Seeds to your diet today.  You can find chia seeds in the organic section of almost every grocery store.  Chia Tea can be ordered directly from Healthy Herbal Brews.  Click (here) to order

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 Combat Diabetes and helps lower bad Cholesterol

Chia Seeds are being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating of chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.  When a chia seed is exposed to the acid in your stomach the gelatinous coating is released.  They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.

Chia Seeds stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance, which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health. According to the Cleveland Clinic, Chia Seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol.

Whether you are a diabetic or not, the health benefits are extensive.

Helps you loose weight

Just one ounce serving of Chia Seeds has 11 grams of dietary fiber which is about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults.

Adding Chia Seeds to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fiber, which is important for digestive health and helps to make you feel fuller, so you eat less. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.

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