Diet help. The chia seed
Author: Lea Davies
I’m always on the hunt for new WEIGHT LOSS HELP, and discovered one of the best TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT that I’ve ever seen.
It’s called the CHIA SEED, and was widely used by the Aztec’s but virtually disappeared after they were conquered by the Spanish. They called it “The Running Seed” and would consume it before battle for energy and endurance.
This amazing little seed is wonderful if you need HELP LOSING WEIGHT, and there are many ways in which they can be used.
When CHIA SEEDS are exposed to any liquid (preferably filtered water, you’ll find out why later), it’s weight and size increases at a ratio of about 9-1. A gel coating forms around the outside of the seed and is very difficult to remove, so when ingested, the body will treat it as food, thinking it’s full, but because the gel is made of water, you won’t be adding any calories.
You can also sprinkle them onto food and it will work in the same way. When the Seeds reach the stomach, the gel will form around them making you feel fuller (and let’s face it, hunger is the dieter’s biggest enemy). The gel is then slowly removed in the intestines which will help hydrate you and keep your digestive system moving.
The gel is one of the main benefits of the Chia Seed as it’s believed to create a barrier between Carbohydrates and Digestive Enzymes which slows the conversion rate of Carbohydrate to Sugar, which will then help to keep the blood sugar at a stable level and in turn will help to reduce FOOD CRAVINGS.
But it doesn’t end there. The gel can be used in cooking. If you simply must have that Cookie or piece of cake, you still can but with half the fat. If your recipe states 8 tablespoons of butter (melted), use 4 tablespoons of butter and 4 tablespoons of Chia gel and bake as normal. These amazing little seeds have no taste of their own, but will enhance the flavour of anything they are added to. This is why it is better to use filtered water only as some area’s have fluoride added to their tap water so therefore, the Chia will enhance this flavour as well.
How to make CHIA GEL.
1 tablespoon of CHIA SEEDS.
9 tablespoons of WATER.
Stir to prevent lumps and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes. This produces the gel which can be used as if it were oil or butter in any recipe. Cover and it will keep in the fridge for 1 week.
Nutritionally it’s good for you too. It contains 15 x more magnesium than Broccoli, more anti-oxidants than Blueberries, as much vitamin C as in 6 oranges, nearly 9 x the amount of Omega 3 as in Salmon, double the amount of fibre found in Bran Flakes, nearly 3 x more iron than Spinach, more protein than Soy, 2 x the amount of potassium in a Banana, 6 x the amount of Calcium found in whole milk and naturally contains Boron, which transfers Calcium into your bones. It contains NO CHOLESTEROL, and is good for Vegetarians as it contains complete proteins,making for an all round, HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS DIET.
But to top it all off, pesticides don’t need to be used when growing the seeds because the plants leaves and stems produce an oil which insects and other pests hate, making it 100% natural. So by adding Chia to your food, you’ll be improving the taste as well as maintaining A HEALTHY BALANCED DIET.
No wonder it’s being hailed as a super food. In my opinion, this has to be one of the BEST WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT.
So if your hungry before lunch, add a few of these little beauties to a bottle of WATER and you won’t be tempted to snack.
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About the Author:
Lea Davies is passionate about reaching out to people with weight problems. Why not visit Lea at www.freeweightlossmyway.com and discover how she successfully lost weight. IT’S ALL FREE SO YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR WEIGHT 🙂