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Chia seeds for quality Omega-3s
Chia Seeds These little seeds have nothing to do with the Chia Pet, the popular herb planter. Chia seeds are used like flaxseed, to provide omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. In many ways chia seeds are even better than flaxseed. Chia seeds provide higher levels of omega-3’s, they don’t become rancid with age, and they digest well even when eaten whole. They have the same delicious nutty taste as flaxseeds.
Omega-3’s are the good fats that nourish the brain, lower cholesterol, protect against inflammation and ward off heart disease. Cold-water fish is the usual source for omega-3’s in our diet. But, as concerns grow about the presence of toxic heavy metals in fish, alternative plant sources of omega-3’s, like flaxseed and chia seed, will become more important. You’ll be happy to hear that, unlike fish, chia seeds have no cholesterol. Unlike flaxseed, chia seeds can be stored a long time without becoming rancid.
The black and the white chia seeds are both equally nutritious. Jam-packed full of nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, niacin and zinc, as well as lots of fiber, chia seeds offer a wealth of nutrition for the buck. Vegetarians will find them a valuable protein source when fish is not in their diet.
The chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, and have been eaten for thousands of years. Chia was a food staple of the Aztecs and Mayan Indians, and was used to relieve joint pain and skin conditions. Present-day crops are grown in Arizona and Latin America.
Use chia seeds the same way you use flaxseeds. Sprinkle chia seeds on your breakfast cereal, on your yogurt and in your salad. Bake them into muffins and breads. Eat a spoonful of chia seeds as a snack. If you prefer to take a capsule, chia oil is available in capsule form, just like flaxseed oil. You’re going to hear lots more about chia seeds as interest grows.
I’ve been using Mila chia seeds for some 5 months now, and have experienced higher metabolic rate, great energy and metabolism, great elimination, suppler skin, and lost a total of 20 lbs.
Author: Charles Stewart Richey
We’ve all seen those funny little clay animals that sprout hair when watered. They are covered in chia seed. They have been around for years and have become an American tradition. Who would have thought that those same tiny seeds would now be considered an important source of nutrition?
Chia comes from the Aztec word, “chian”, which means oily. It is high in omega-3 fatty acid; in fact it has more than any other grain – even more than flax seed. It has the perfect omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. This unsaturated fatty acid is essential for most successful functions of the body.
Since 2,500 B.C. chia seed have been used as human food. Known as “the running food”, these seeds were cultivated by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. We are just now beginning to discover the importance of this grain.
Chia is loaded with calcium, boron and other necessary minerals; antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. It is a complete source of protein, with all the amino acids in perfect balance. It is indeed the perfect food. The ancient Aztecs valued chia to the extent that it was traded as currency. In those times anything which could increase endurance and control the appetite, was considered invaluable. It enabled them to sustain themselves on long hunting expeditions and war raids.
Chia seed has the ability to absorb approximately 12 times its weight in liquid. Because of this factor, it is a dieter’s dream come true. If made into what is called “chia gel”, it becomes a nutritious drink that fills you up, thus decreasing the appetite. To make this gel, simply add 1/3 cup chia seed to two cups of water. Stir well, breaking up any clumps and store in the refrigerator for twelve hours before drinking. You can store it there for at least two weeks. I make mine in a glass bottle with a tight fitting lid.
Drinking a third cup of chia gel at the onset of acid reflux can eliminate it for many people. Try drinking that much three times a day. It might prevent acid reflux from occurring at all. I know of people who swallow a teaspoon of raw seeds if they experience acid reflux. The seeds absorb the acid just as they do water. Of course you wouldn’t want to ingest too much raw seed at a time unless you have a tremendous amount of acid… it might absorb your stomach. It is best to be conservative and find out what is effective for you.
Chia has other beneficial qualities, as well. It has a neutral taste. It is very easily digested and assimilated. It is soothing to the stomach and esophagus and it has healing properties. Like slippery elm, it is rich in mucilloid soluble fiber, thus allowing it to quell the burning pain of acid reflux in the esophagus and stomach. In ancient times the Indians used it to prevent infection and accelerate healing time, by packing the seed into open wounds.
Chia gel can be incorporated into many other foods without diluting flavor, while displacing fat and calories. It works brilliantly to enhance flavor while replacing fat. For these reasons, chia gel should be an important, if not vital, part of the acid reflux diet.
For breakfast it can be mixed with hot oatmeal, pancakes, and biscuits dough. It’s delicious mixed into scrambled eggs. Ground chia seed can be used in baking bread or as a simple topping on many dishes. Use chia seed gel in yogurt, jams and jellies. Its great mixed into polenta, grits, smoothies and milk shakes. Try it in you favorite blended health mix drink.
Chia gel can be added to soups, salad dressings and even the stuffing that you put in a chicken. The possibilities are practically endless. Try introducing ¼ cup of chia gel into your favorite potato salad recipe, reducing the mayonnaise, in like. It can be used in many baking recipes as a substitution for fat.
Put it the kid’s food. They will never know the difference, as it actually enhances the flavor of food. They will love it! Feed it to your dogs. I put it in my fourteen year old Jack Russell Terrier’s food every day. Not only does he have better digestion and energy, he has better bowel movements. By the way, the F.D.A considers chia a food with an established history of safe consumption.
Chia gel slows the release of carbohydrates and their conversion to glucose (blood sugar). So, besides controlling acid reflux, loosing weight, increasing endurance, chia has the added benefit of reducing blood sugar and hypertension. Because of its high unsaturated fatty acid content, it can even help with prostate problems. I do not think anyone could go wrong by making chia seed a part of their every day life. Because of its incredible health-giving aspects, chia seed is the perfect food for everyone. It is certainly a Godsend for the acid reflux sufferer, in so many ways.
So try chia seed now. You have nothing to loose but a little weight. You could improve your digestion and overall health. It’s certainly worth a try.
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As a board certified plastic surgeon, I am truly blessed to have one of the busiest cosmetic surgery practices in South Florida. My clientele comes not only from Florida, but from across the United States and all over the world. A virtual who’s who, our patient list includes super models and cover girls, playmates, celebrity actors and pro athletes, as well as people like you and me. My success is due in great part to my reputation, and as such, my reputation means everything to me. Over the years, I have been approached countless times to endorse and offer health care products ranging from vitamins and supplements to various antioxidants and juices. Until now, I have never promoted or endorsed any such products. Therefore, it was a very big decision when I decided to endorse Mila and to promote it to my patients, friends and family.
Since incorporating Mila into my practice, I have witnessed the effect that it has had on individuals suffering from constipation, arthritis, ADHD, depression, fibromyalgia, and many types of chronic pain. I have seen acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms disappear, as well as significant drops in LDL cholesterol in several people. I have one patient who has suffered from debilitating menstrual cramps throughout her entire life and since she began eating Mila, she no longer experiences that pain.
On top of that, I have had countless people tell me that they have far greater energy than they’ve had in years. Many of my patients are professional models who have noticed that their hair and nails grow much faster, stronger and healthier than before.
Besides proving to be one of the most important nutrients for health, studies show that omega-3’s have an incredible impact on healing after surgery. They increase blood supply to healing tissues by improving microcirculation; the greater the blood supply, the better and faster the healing. Also, omega-3’s are a natural anti-inflammatory and they also improve immune function. What can be better for healing after surgery than improved blood supply, reduced inflammation and improved immune function? This is exactly the reason that I want all of my patients on Mila. I have become such a believer in the power of this raw, whole food that I have become the first plastic surgeon to add Mila to my patients’ list of pre-operative and post-operative requirements.
I urge all doctors to keep an open mind regarding Mila and consider recommending it for the benefit of their patients. My family and I take it daily to supplement our health. Mila is truly a super-food and I do believe the healthiest food on the planet. Anyone who is interested in their health and the health of their loved ones should be taking Mila.
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- 8x more Omega-3 than salmon
- 6x more Calcium than milk
- 3x more Iron than spinach
- 2x more Potassium than bananas
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- 2x more Fiber than bran flakes
- 6x more Protein than kidney beans
- 4x Selenium than flax seed
- 9x more Phosphorous than whole milk
- much more Antioxidants than blueberries
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For years, I’ve been trying to limit grain from my diet, in the hope of sending off the excess pounds as well. Grain is carbohydrates, which are essential for energy, but which the body converts to sugar when in excess.
First to go was barley. Not easy at first, but somehow in the middle of a decided effort to clean out my system, I quit smoking cold turkey, and with it went the beer.
Next to go was corn. That was very very difficult, because I’ve always loved corn, especially the Japanese sweet ones. In the 60s, on our weekend trips to Tagaytay in the 60s, we would stop by this grocery (one of the few groceries back then) on Aurora Blvd. where Momi would pick up a medium bag of tube ice, and two bags of foot-long ears of cooked sweet yellow corn, cold but not frozen. During the 30-minute trip up to the rim of the extinct volcano, then known as Tagaytay Ridge, we would all enjoy our own ears of corn, no sharing and no left-0vers. But the time we werebit off the last kernels, we were being greeted by the mesmerizing site of the smallest volcano on earth, and ready to jump off the car to run around the huge lawn of our simple one-story resthouse. Now back to my diet.
From the book by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo entitled Eat Right for Your Type, I learned that corn actully slows down the metabolism of Os like me. I realized then that this was why I started to bloat when I stopped teaching dance regularly a decade ago. I developed a craving for Japanese sweet corn that one can easily buy in Katipunan Avenue, reviving wonderful childhood memories and an insatiable taste for sweet yellow corn. Till now, I have to consciously stop myself from eating more than a fourth of an ear of corn.
Without trying too hard, I take wheat breads no more than once a week. I’ve discovered breads and pasta noodles made from yam (camote) which are actually tasty.
But rice is almost impossible to do away with. We just have too many wonderful dishes that need the balancing tastelessness and texture of freshly-boiled rice, as well as the fried and sauteed versions of this Filipino staple.
Yet, Ive noticed that since some 10 weeks ago when I first started taking MILA the miracle chia seeds, not only did I take less rice, but also generally ate much less than. That’s because I felt full for longer periods of time. yet had so much energy to complete all my chores and aks for the day.
Found this very useful and revealing chart on the website of Lifemax. Didnt notice it until today, because I had always concentrated on the wondrous effects of perfect balance of Omega fatty acids that the Mila chia seeds was getting famous for.
This chart compared the nutrient values of Mila the miracle chia seed vs the more common grains we regularly take in today.
What we find is the incredible superiority of MILA to other grains — so much energy, protein, lipids, fiber, and just half the carbohydrates as the grains.
You may be interested in more information on omega fatty acids, proteins, fiber and phytonutrients. milaNutritionpd
By the way, did I tell you that I am now excited everytime I step on the weighing scale, because the pointer always points to the left of my weight two months ago. Yes I’ve actually lost 14 lbs as of this afternoon’s weigh-in. Am slowly nearing my target of losing 40 lbs…. only 26 more to go.
Gastroenterologist, Dr. Mitchell Davis, DO, FACOI talks about Omega-3 fatty acids and Mila by Lifemax.
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Following my personal experience with taking Mila, and the several positive effects noted, I began to research the effects of Omega-3 as it relates to mental health and was appalled with my ignorance! Through a mutual friend, I was introduced to a research physician at NIH who specializes in Omega-3. With his encouragement, I began an informal “anecdotal” experiment with a few of my patients who struggle with depression. Each one of them reported improvement in mood within a week of consumption. Three of them decided (without my recommendation) to stop taking their anti-depressant meds, and reported that they did just as well without them. While I still do not advise patients to stop their medication, I believe at this point that Mila enhances the effectiveness of the meds.
In addition to the most common effects of Mila such as improved energy and gastro-intestinal improvement, I have had reports of lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as a decrease in joint and muscle pain and weight loss.
A side benefit of Mila relates to the encouragement and hope that comes when long-term symptoms of physical and mental distress are diminished. One couple came to see me recently with intense emotional, relational, and financial pressure. Each presented an affect of hopelessness. Following a general assessment and mental status exam, it was apparent that the husband had been experiencing life-long endogenous depression (and now, situational depression) and the wife had ADHD, neither of which had been diagnosed. I referred them both to a psychiatrist for medical evaluations, but while waiting for their appointment date, they began taking Mila. When I saw them the following week, he demonstrated more energy and optimism, and gave familiar reports of the positive effects of the grain. She reported that she was focusing more clearly and really liked the changes she saw in her husband. More important than these reports, to me, was the renewed hope that their marriage could be saved and they could find a way to stabilize their financial situation.
ORLANDO, Fla. –Lifemax announced the preliminary results of a study commissioned to evaluate the effect that Mila would have on people with elevated levels of cholesterol, particularly the “bad cholesterol,” LDL. The study was conducted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the results released on February 7th in Orlando.
“We were thrilled to have an institution as well-regarded as The University of Texas Health Science Center to perform this study,” said Paul Rogers, Lifemax’s Chief Executive Officer. “The results exceeded our expectations!”
To demonstrate the effectiveness of Mila, the study juxtaposed the effect Mila had on cholesterol, against a known statin drug. The study was an open label, parallel assignment, randomized study. It was conducted over the course of three months with 30 participants, 18 female and 12 male. Participants were divided into two groups and each ad their cholesterol tested to create a baseline. One group was given the raw whole food Mila and the other group was given one of the leading statin drugs.
The study concluded that the whole raw food, Mila, matched the leading statin drug in its ability to lower both LDL and systolic blood pressure.
Lifemax chose to study the effects of Mila on cholesterol because cholesterol is something that all humans share and it is not a disease. The study focused on the effects on the LDL because it is known as the “bad cholesterol”. In January 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reaffirmed its position that elevated amounts of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and sudden death, and that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of these diseases.
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