Hello everyone! I am currently in the process of writing an article which will include a bunch of recipes I’ll be using during Phase 1 of my Red Tea Detox. It is taking awhile to research and I’m running out of time. You see, it’s currently spring break here in my area, I’ll be spending the afternoon with my boys. We’re going to a movie – A WRINKLE IN TIME.
Since I was unable to finish the article for today, and it’s time to go to the movie, I decided to repost an article about chia seeds and a link to over 45 recipes for using these little gems.
First, I thought I’d include an informational video from Dr. Axe, discussing the healthy benefits of this amazing superfood! Enjoy and stay tuned until tomorrow for my Phase 1 Recipes post.
I think that chia seeds are main stream enough now that we don’t think of a chia pet commercial when we hear the word CHIA. What you may not know, but probably guessed since I’m blogging about them, is they are VERY healthy! The following information is from the article: 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds, from Authority Nutrition.
- They are VERY nutrient dense. What does that mean? It means they contain high amounts of nutrients with few calories. In other words you get a lot of bang for your buck.
- A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains :
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
- High in anti-oxidants. Antioxidants fight the production of free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
- Low carbohydrate and high in fiber. In fact with 11 grams per serving, there is only 1 gram of carbohydrates per serving.
- High in protein. They contain all essential amino acids and are therefore considered a complete protein.
- Due to the high fiber and protein content, Chia Seeds could help you lose weight.
- High in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- Can help lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes-due to fat, fiber, protein and antioxidant content.
- High in bone supporting nutrients-calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein
- Can help improve type-2 diabetes
- Help improve exercise performance and stamina.- ancient Aztecs an Mayans are said to have used them to improve endurance.
- They are easy to use.
CAUTION-Due to the high fiber content, some people may experience bloating and gas when consuming chia seeds. I recommend starting with a small amount, and working your way up to a full serving.
For more information on chia seeds, read the article: 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds.
Here’s a look at some of the recipes:
Now onto the main article: