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How to use Chia Seeds

Chia fills you up, nourishes you and cleans you out. It should be a part of any healthy regimen.

Did you know that 3 ounces of Salva Chia contains:

  • As much Omega 3 as 28 ounces of Atlantic salmon
  • More calcium than 3 cups of whole milk
  • Higher and more bioavailable protein content than soy
  • More fiber than 1 1/4cups of All-Bran cereal
  • The iron equivalent of 3 cups of raw spinach
  • The Potassium content of 1 1/2 bananas
  • As much Vitamin C as seven oranges
  • Antioxidant capacity three times the strength of blueberries

Take 20 grams of chia seeds twice daily. Dr. Oz says Chia lowers your blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. No need to grind it before eating; sprinkle onto your salads or cereal. Make certain when you eat dry chia seeds that you drink lots of water. To lower blood sugar spikes, take 30 grams of chia seeds with bread an hour after eating.
Or prepare it first by soaking in pure water. To avoid clumping, add seeds to water while stirring. Use 10 parts water to one part seed. In under 10 minutes, you will notice the chia seeds have changed into a gel, absorbing most of the water. Let it sit 30 minutes before using. Store chia gel in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Use chia gel as a fat replacer or an egg replacer in your recipes. Add chia gel to your salad dressings, butter, sauces or jams and peanut butter to cut the fat and sugar in half without changing the flavor and texture noticeably. Chia adds to the texture and flavor of foods rather than dilute and soak up the flavor.
To help with weight loss, make chia seed gel and add it to juice or water for a full feeling without hunger for several hours.
Also consider adding chia seed gel to milkshakes, puddings, dips and hot cereal, mixing it with yogurt, and even scrambling the gel with eggs. Use dry chia seeds in your bread, muffin and pancake mixes.
Remember that it absorbs water, so allow for it.