8. Chia Seeds fill you up - When they come in contact with water, pudding, juice, yogurt etc. they grow to 9x their size and they slow down the absorption of carbs to control the appetite.
Comments: Love the CHIA!!!! I cannot recommend it enough!!!!!!! I noticed a fabulous difference in my weight in 1 week and it is helping me tremendously to prepare for my upcoming wedding.
6. Chia Seeds are great for workouts. Prior to a run or athletic event which you need to hydrate, Chia Seeds in a bottle of water will help you hydrate. They will also help with protein to do the event without cramping up. Chia is good for the digestive system because it is a hydrophilic colloid.
"As a seasoned long-distance runner of thirteen marathons I have used Chia Seeds on the past three with good results. I use the chia seeds to keep my body hydrated on the longer runs and as a result I have transitioned into using water stops less frequently. The chia seeds keep me well hydrated during the race and they allow
me to focus on obtaining my PR without wasting valuable time at water stops. I will continue to use chia seeds on my longer runs."
high in Omega 3
- 1 oz of Chia Seeds has 4915mg of Omega 3. Omega 3
fatty acids are loaded with protein which is great for healthy
skin, hair, and nails Chia Seeds are high in calcium and
naturally have Boron in them which transfers the
calcium into your bones.
4. Chia Seeds are good for a Diabetic - 1 oz of Chia Seeds has a Glycemic Index of 1. Chia seed supplies fiber in 2 forms: insoluble (won't dissolve in water) from its outer coat and soluble fiber (will dissolve in water) from its inner shell. Soluble fiber has been found helpful in lowering cholesterol and diabetes
3. Chia Seeds are high in fiber and help digestion.
Name: Renee D'Amico
"Thanks for the delivery of chia seeds. I had not renewed my prescription for prilosec and I was starting to get acid reflux. When I got my chia seeds-all the symptoms went away! This just like the remi-teas website says, and I did not even know that! I don't have all the info, but Omega 3 is also supposed to be good for people like me who have Bipolar Disorder (formerly called Manic Depression) It may be another selling point.
1. Chia Seeds are good for lowering cholesterol - Chia seed supplies fiber in 2 forms: insoluble (won't dissolve in water) from its outer coat and soluble fiber (will dissolve in water) from its inner shell. Soluble fiber has been found helpful in lowering cholesterol and diabetes. Also the omega 3 and 6 has been shown to help.
Below our more links for chia seeds for different types of users and a history of chia seeds. We have runners, people that are diabetics, have thyroid problems, and have used chia seeds for weight loss at the store. You can call Marion with your questions, toll free at 1-866-428-0575 with any specific questions.Chia for Thyroid
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There is, it is called Chia.
Chia's hydrophilic structure holds water, so when mixed with sauces, drinks, yogurt, salad, dressings, cream cheese, jellies and preserves, salsa, hot/cold cereal, dips, puddings, soups, etc. It displaces calories and fat without diluting flavor. In addition to extending foods by 50% - 75% calories and fat have been reduced without compromising flavor, with an ingredient that is 90% water. Chia gel is also a great fat replacer for baked goods and special qualities for sugar control and weight loss.
can be easily incorporated into one's diet and can be used with many other foods and beverages. I myself have Gerd (Gastro Esophagus Reflux Disease), acute gastritis, and a gastric ulcer and IBS. Learn more.
Chia sample packs which can easily fit in a pocket, wallet and purse.
In the last twenty-five years, there has been a resurrection in the definition of medicine, a resurrection that amplifies the significance of our eating habits and our lifestyle. Medicine is not only defined as a treatment for illness and disease, it is now understood to be for the prevention of illness and disease. That would mean, for example, laughter is a medicine because research found it to boost the immune system.
Exercise is good medicine for its cardio-vascular stimulation, muscle toning and flexibility and expelling toxins and for giving you a feeling of well being all immune boosters. To express a positive attitude towards life is not only good medicine for you, it is good medicine for those in contact with you.
But the most important medicine, especially for the prevention of illness and disease, is our diet. It only needs our cooperation in supplying proper hydration and the needed nutrients to effectively maintain a state of well being.
Research has revealed that more than two thirds of all deaths in the United States are diet related. More than 50% of all deaths are caused from coronary occlusion, blockage of the blood flow to the heart and/or the brain.
These are all preventable deaths according to the Journal of American Medical Association which published in 1961 that, “All coronary occlusion can be eliminated by 97% through a vegetarian diet.” Fourteen hundred American’s are dying of cancer every day. In the prestigious advances in Cancer Research, they concluded, “At present, we have overwhelming evidence…
(That) none of the risk factors for cancer is… more significant than diet and nutrition.” Because the question of what might be the optimum diet can, at times, be emotionally charged for many people, having had a significant emotional commitment in believing they know what’s best, I would like to suspend the issues of diet and introduce you to a “super” food that all would agree on.
It is once valued so much that it was used as currency, this unique little seed has exceptional nutritive and structural benefits. Chia is familiar to most of us as a seed used for the novelty of the Chia Pet™, clay animals with sprouted Chia seeds covering their bodies.
Little is known, however, of the chia seeds tremendous nutritional value and medicinal properties. For centuries the Indians of the southwest and Mexico used this tiny little seed as a staple food. Known as the running food, its use as a high-energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. It was said the Aztec warriors subsisted on the Chia seeds during the conquests.
The Indians of the southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon full when going on a 24hr. forced march. Indians running form the Colorado River to the California coast to trade turquoise for seashells would only bring the Chia seeds for their nourishment.
If you try mixing a spoonful of Chia Seeds in a glass of water and leaving it for approximately 30 minutes or so, when you return the glass will appear to contain not seeds or water, but an almost solid gelatin. This gel-forming reaction is due to the soluble fiber in the Chia Seeds.
In addition to the obvious benefits for diabetics sugar levels, this conversion of carbohydrates into sugar offers the ability for creating endurance. Carbohydrates are the fuel for energy in our bodies. Prolonging their conversion into sugar stabilizes metabolic changes, diminishing the surges of highs and lows creating a longer duration in their fueling effects.
the exceptional qualities of the Chia
seed is its hydrophilic
properties, having the ability to absorb more than 12 times its weight
in water. Its ability to hold on to water offers the ability to prolong
hydration. Fluids and electrolytes provide the environment that
supports the life of all the body’s cells. Their
concentration and composition are regulated to remain as constant as
With Chia seeds, you retain moisture; regulate, more efficiently, the body’s absorption of nutrients and body fluids. Because there is a greater efficiency in the utilization of body fluids, the electrolyte balance is maintained. Example: Fluid and electrolyte imbalances occur when large amounts of fluids are lost resulting from vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, or more commonly from sweating?
The loss of extra cellular fluid occurs in these conditions. Inter cellular fluid then shifts out of cells to compensate, causing abnormal distribution of electrolytes across cell membranes resulting in cellular malfunction. So. Retaining and efficiently utilizing body fluids maintains the integrity of extra cellular fluids, protecting intercellular fluid balance. The results of which ensure normal electrolyte dispersion across cell membranes , maintaining fluid balances, resulting in normal cellular function.
Chia seeds are the definitive hydrophilic colloid for the 21-century diet. Hydrophilic colloids, a watery, gelatinous, glue-like substance form the underlying elements of all living cells. They posses the property of readily taking up and giving off the substances essential to cell life. The precipitation of the hydrophilic colloids cause cell death. The foods we eat, in the raw state, consist largely of hydrophilic colloids.
When cooked on the other had, precipitates its colloidal integrity. This change in the colloidal state alters the hydration capacity of our foods so as to interfere with their ability to absorb digestive juices. If we were to eat a raw diet we wouldn’t need to introduce the addition of any hydrophilic colloid to our diet.
Uncooked foods contain sufficient hydrophilic colloid to keep gastric mucus in the proper condition. But even with raw foods, they must first be partially broken down by the digestive juices, beginning in the mouth and continuing through he upper tract, to allow the gelatinous reaction to take place.
Because of this upper tract digestive process, those who suffer from slow digestion, gas formation, relaxed cardiac and heartburn in which the burning is due to organic acids instead of an excess of the normal hydrochloric acid, which frequently accompanies chronic inflammation disease affecting such organs as the heart, lungs, gall bladder and appendix, are usually restricted from eating raw foods.
A hydrophilic colloid incorporated with these foods may be used either in connection with the patient’s regular food or with whatever diet the physician feels is best suited for his patient.
patient with gastric autonomy or nervous indigestion who complains of
heartburn and/or vomiting four to five hours after eating is often
helped. There is a lessening of emptying time if the stomach and an
improvement in gastric tone. A strict dietary regimen is at as
necessary when the hydrophilic. Chia seeds
may be used in conjunction
with almost any diet your doctor or nutritionist
feels is necessary for your condition.
The Chia’s hydrophilic colloidal properties aid the digestion of any foods contributing to the patients suffering as a result of a Even if you have sensitivity to certain foods, they may be tolerated with slight discomfort or none at all if a hydrophilic colloid is made a part of your diet.
The positive effects on the digestion in the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract often leads to puree their foods may find benefits from hydrophilic colloids which may lead to eliminating the necessity for pureeing. Even raw vegetables, green salads and fruits, which are largely restricted, may often be given to these patients with little or no discomfort after a short time.
There are several hydrophilic foods available that offer these natural benefits. Cactus juice, beet juice, agar, the edible seaweeds, and many proprietary preparations, which include the silica gels, mucilaginous substance of vegetables origin, are among colloids that prove effective. Each one of the above mentioned substances have one or more drawbacks. They are either too expensive, they may produce toxic side effects, bad tasting, not readily available, insufficient hydration capability, or it is indigestible.
Chia seed, a muscle and tissue builder and an energizer of endurance with extensive hydration properties, possesses none of the above disadvantage, and because if its physiochemical properties, supports effective treatment in immediate problems of digestion.
Exactly why this should be true may be puzzling at first. However, if we consider the effect of unusual irritation upon the nerves of the gastrointestinal canal, it is reasonable the think that a less violent and more balanced digestion might quiet the activity of the otherwise hyperactive gut. Inasmuch as the same foods, which formerly produced irritation, may frequently be continued without harm when hydrophilic colloids are used.
The relief to nerve irritation seems to offer a logical explanation. The change, in the lower gastrointestinal tract, is due to the effect of the hydrophilic colloid and to a more complete digestion-taking place along the entire tract due to physiochemical alterations. Both factors are important, as there is undoubtedly a better assimilation of food that supports enhanced nutritional absorption while significantly extending necessary hydration as well as encouraging proper elimination.
As a source of protein, Chia Seeds, after ingestion, is digested and absorbed very easily. This results in rapid transport to the tissue and utilization by the cells. This efficient assimilation makes the Chia Seed very effective when rapid development of tissue takes place, primarily during growth periods if children and adolescents. Also for the growth and regeneration of tissue during pregnancy and lactation, and this would also include regeneration of muscle tissue for conditioning, athletes, weight lifters, etc.
Another unique quality of the Chia seeds is its high oil content, and the richest vegetables source for the essential omega 3 fatty acid. It has approximately three to ten times the oil concentrations of most grains and one and a half to two times the protein concentrations of other grains. These oils, unsaturated fatty acids, are the essential oils your body needs to help emulsify and absorb the fat soluble vitamins.
Chia seeds are rich in the unsaturated fatty acid, linoleic, which the body cannot manufacture. When there are rich amounts of linoleic acid sufficiently supplied to the body trough diet, linoleic and arachidonic acids can be synthesized; from linoleic acid.
Unsaturated fatty acids are important for respiration of vital organs and make it easier for oxygen to be transported by the blood stream to all cells, tissues, and organs. They also help maintain resilience and lubrication of all cells and combine with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold the body cells together.
Unsaturated fatty acids are essential for normal glandular activity, especially of the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland. They nourish the skin cells and are essential for healthy mucus membranes and nerves.
The unsaturated fatty acids function in the body by cooperating with vitamin D in making calcium available to the tissues, assisting in the assimilation of phosphorus, and stimulating the conversion of carotene into vitamin A. Fatty acids are related to normal functioning of the reproductive system. Chia seeds contain beneficial long-chain triglycerides (LCT) in the right proportion to reduce cholesterol on arterial walls.
The Chia seed is also a rich source of calcium as it contains the important mineral boron, which acts as catalyst for the absorption and utilization of the calcium by the body.
The seed’s hydrophilic (water absorbing) saturated cells hold the water, so when it is mixed with foods, it displaces calories and fat without diluting flavor. In fact, I have found that because Chia gel displaces rather than dilutes, it creates more surface area and can actually enhance the flavor rather than dilute it. Chia gel also works as a fat replacer for many recipes.
Top your favorite bread dough before baking with Chia gel (for toping on baked goods, breads, cookies, pie crust, etc., reduce the water ration to 8 parts water to 1 part Chia seed) for added shelf life. There are additional benefits from Chia seeds aside from the nutritive enhancements when used as an ingredient. The Indians and missionaries as a poultice for gunshot wounds and other serious injuries also used it. They would pack the wounds with Chia seeds to avoid infections and promote healing.
If you place a seed or two in your eyes it will clean your eyes and will also help to clear up any infections. There is a wealth of benefits beyond the information outlined in this article and treasure-trove of benefits yet to be discovered. Chia seeds have a qualitatively unique situational richness along with a profound nutritive profile is one of man’s most useful and beneficial foods and is destined to be the Ancient Food of the Future By: William Anderson.
Sustained by the Chia Seed the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico hunted their prey to exhaustion. In 1997, a 52-year-old Tarahumara Indian, Cirildo Chacarito won the Nike sponsored 100 mile run in California. He completed this astonishing feat in a time of 19 hours, 37 minutes and three seconds. He beat a field of hundreds of competitors with more than an half-hour lead, wearing only his home-made tire tread shoes. When asked how he did this his response was taking the Chia seed before and during the race.
James F. Sheer wrote the book “ The Magic Of Chia” Revival Of An Ancient Wonder Food.In his book he interviews Bill Anderson and Hal Neiman whom have done extensive research on Chia Seeds. I suggest reading this book as it holds a lot of information about different studies being preformed.
In an interview with body builder Milos Sarcev (world famous body builder) Milos told James Sheer “ I had never heard of chia seeds until a year ago. Then Bob Anderson gave me a manuscript copy of this book, and I was impressed. He also gave me samples of chia seeds. These are a real blessing. I train daily for at least two hours, and these seeds turn out to be a perfect food for bodybuilders—any athletics, for that matter—and people in general.
Chia seeds are truly a renaissance food. I take it every day, and my energy and endurance levels are sky-high. He goes on to recommend it to anyone who works out in the gym. Recent studies have shown the seeds help with cancer, ADD, AIDS, Diabetes, thyroid disorders, digestive problems, menopause, and a long list of other aliments.
Whether you are interested in chia seeds for weight loss, hydration during physical activities, nutritional values or to control diabetics sugar levels it is truly an amazing food.
100% natural and 99% organic, so simple yet so beneficial to all who use it. I have watched my customer’s response and it is overwhelming. The fact that you can add to any beverage or food without changing the taste is a bonus. I take the chia seeds myself and have noticed a difference in my energy levels and digestive tract. When you buy our bulk chia seeds there will be instructions and a list of the nutrients in the package.
I first learned about Chia Seeds on the about thyroid site. The guide was recommending them for weight loss and energy and I am glad I brought them into my store and I do hope you try them. They will speak for themselves.
One pound of chia seeds would make 24 cups of gel once hydrated which if you took the recommended dose of three tablespoons three times a day of the gel it would last you over a month. I recommend to my customers to just use 1/3 cups of seeds and put in two cups of water and whisk to hydrate then place in fridge. It will last three weeks.
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Dr. Weil from the University of Arizona explains what Chia is and what to do with it, learn more at Chia for Health