With just 60 calories a tablespoon and zero flavor, these seeds provide invaluable health benefits. I have a tablespoon of these seeds daily. I put them in a smoothie, in wraps, or where ever. You can buy them at any health food store, sometimes in bulk, but otherwise in a bag.
Health benefits: helps reduce blood pressure, stabilizes blood sugar, energy!, good fatty acids, natural colon cleanser, high in protein, contain antioxidants, fiber, and helps with brain health!
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Chia seeds can replace butter in many baked goods. 1 of the qualities of the Chia seed is its hydrophilic properties, with the ability to absorb more than 12x its weight in water. The shelf life is less than w/ butter, but the fat and calorie difference is huge!
Follow this link to learn everything there is to know about the Chia seed. http://www.living-foods.com/articles/chia.html I buy my Chia seeds at Whole Foods.
Grind pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds together and if not allergic to nuts, add walnuts, almonds to the seeds mix and grind to a powder, not too fine. I then use this super food powder as a topping on bagel/cream cheese, sprinkle it on salad, add to oatmeal/quinoa porridge, on toasted bread, add to a glass of milk with honey... These seeds have lots of minerals, proteins and good fats The good fat and the proteins helps to curb hunger while providing wonderful nutrients4
Needs a food processor to grind the seeds
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