Ok, I am not one to be in the gym for long hours or go on crash diets but Lord knows I need to lose some weight especially in the rear area. Since I have been on my journey to weight-loss the healthy way which includes juicing veggies and fruits I am doing moderate exercise between running small business and raising 2 boys-one of whom is at home with me 24 hours a day. You can imagine what that is like for those who are at home parents you have got to be an octopus, keeping them engaged while trying to run 20 other tasks including eating right, right? In my findings of different natural foods and just loving to try new things I came across this natural product called Chia Seeds. If you have heard of the Chia Pet this is what the Chia Pet’s are derived of, Chia Seeds, ok dont make the funny face just yet. These seeds are edible and what is even more amazing they have no taste so you can blend them in your foods, deserts, etc and it will only enhance the flavor by taking on that which it has been incorporated with. Amazing right?! I thought so, so I tried some in one of my smoothies and it was like it wasnt there had I not been the one to prepare it I would never have known they were in there. Not to mention these tiny seeds are HIGH in OMEGA 3-you know that healthy stuff in fish that we are in desperate need of. Here are some other great advantages to having these little wonders in your cabinet:
-Makes food and drinks (smoothies) 2x as flavorful
-Curbs your appetite from the high amounts of fiber thus makes for a great weight-loss supplement without feeling hungry
-Bake with less fat by dividing the amount of butter or oil in half, and then use the same amount of Chia gel(add a bit of water to create this) to fill in. The anti-oxidants in Chia can even help keep the food tasting fresh longer
-Balance your blood sugar helps lower chances for diabetes: it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars
-You will notice the change in energy levels will be high and stay at a constant rate due to the gel action: if you eat Chiawith a meal, it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than a series of ups and downs that wear you out
I have been using these little seeds for the past month and let me tell you I have so noticed a difference in my energy, where as by 1 pm I am ready for a nap with the baby but now I can go with the best of them, I look up and it is 4pm. I have noticed my smoothies are much richer tasting and that is without sweetener, even Agave Nectar. I love how I have how even the smallest meals I am full for more than hour and all I can say is “where have you been all my life”… I know growing on some Chia statues.
Let me tell you if you are not up on these seeds as more than the ‘Pottery that Grows’ then you need to incorporate, which is not a hard thing to do, into your diet. You will thank me for it. I would love to hear from you to see if you agree and how you are using them in your diet.