The Chia Seed (Salvia hispanic) is an amazing food. For centuries many have used the seeds for a host of different reasons. Native Americans would take a pouch of seeds and a gourd of water on their trips. The seeds were their food source and taken with the water they would hydrate their bodies for endurance. When you hydrate the seeds in water the seeds shell opens up and absorbs up to nine times its volume in water. This then forms a gel, which is called Chia Seed Gel. The gel helps keep your body hydrated. The gel is also 90% soluble fiber, which is beneficial for your digestive track. People use the seeds when they are involved in sports or physical activities for endurance.
The seeds have twice the protein of any other seed or grain, five times the calcium of milk, boron which is trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones, omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential oils for the body. They also have a very long list of valuable nutrients in them naturally. The soluble fiber in the gel forms a wall between carbohydrates and the body, releasing them slowly into the body. This has been found to be very helpful for people who have trouble controlling their sugar levels like Diabetics. Dieters love the seeds because it can be added to any food or drink in a ratio of 75% to the volume of food or drink and will not change the taste. Because the carbohydrates are released slowly you will get the feeling of being full. Many use the seeds as a way to control their appetites.
The best way to use the seeds is to take the seeds already hydrated so they will not absorb your own body fluids to hydrate. The seeds may be added to anything from water to juice and any food. Any age bracket could benefit from adding the seeds to their diet. Whether it is for physical activity, added nutrition, controlling weight or sugar levels, the seeds have been known to help all of these. When you receive the seeds, first hydrate them and store them in the refrigerator. They will last for three weeks, just use as needed and add to any food or liquid. They may be taken plain as well. Some will take the dry seeds to work with them and then add them to their drinks or food if they aren't able to store the gel. If you take the seeds dry make sure you use some kind of liquid so that you wont use the liquids from your own body.
Recommended Use: you can mix the Chia Gel - Fruit juices, smoothies, milk, shakes,jams, jellies,preserves,syrups, lemonade, yogurt, nut butters, hot cereal, cold cereal, polenta, grits, pancake and waffle mix (use 1 tablespoon per pancake), mustard, bbq sauce, tarter sauce, dips, soups, mayonnaise, salad dressings, or used instead of oil or shortening in baking.
Digestive Aid: use of 2-3 tablespoons Chia gel with each meal for better assimilation of food increases nutrient absorption and encourages better elimination. It also prevents indigestion and heartburn without risk of harmful side effects. An exceptional food for Diabetics as it slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar which stabilizes blood sugar and regulates the body's absorption of fluids, i.e. electrolyte balance, more efficiently.
in 100 g
1047 kJ/ 250 kcal
500 mg (62,5 %)*
500 mg (25 %)*
535 mg (76 %)*
8 mg (57 %)*
290 mg (77 %)*
5 mg (50 %)*
1,5 mg (150 %)*
Vitamin B3 / Niacin
11 mg (68 %)*
30 mg (250 %)*
* Reference intake
** Occurs only in natural sodium form
Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
|Country of Origin:||Peru|
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