They are kinda fun to eat. It's a food that keeps on giving.
First of all they have a very mild nutty/buttery taste like was mentioned. A nice crunch but it will get hidden in your teeth and you can keep munching them for quite a while.
The outside of the seed swells to 12 times the size of the seed and makes a mucus kind of coating. So make sure to drink an extra 8 ozs of water per tablespoon. Because of this it really helps you to feel full quicker. You can have it just in the water about 20-30 minutes before a meal.
Very high in Fiber
Helps keep you hydrated. For those who have a problem or don't like drinking water.
It will help your hair grow, shine and get stronger; nails grow and skin plump up more; as well as those of you who dye your hair it helps the hair hold the color in longer!
They have a complete protein and do not need to have anything else to make it bioavailable or complete.
If you are eating something not so good add some Chia for a nutrition boost and to encourage you to eat less of it.
Extremely high in Omega-3's which everyone can use and needs.
Full panel of amino acids.
Other minerals and Vitamins that most other seeds or grains don't have.
You can munch them just as they are, drink plenty of water, or grind them up in a coffee grinder to add as a flour. You can also pre make the flour and a gel of it. The compounds within it will not allow it to go rancid!
If you cook with it keep it at 370 degrees or less. It will degrade at higher temperatures.
It's been extremely interesting reading about it. There is a Chia book out that has tons of recipes and information. Every study shows that you need to get up to 4 Tablespoons to have the full nutritional effect for weight loss and everything else.
Well this is just a highlight of what I have read so far. lol I hope it helps.
Edited by: SNOWTGRR at: 3/14/2013 (21:25)
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