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PostSubject: Chia Seeds for energy and more...   Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Interesting data on Chia seeds just like from the Chia pets.

http://icreatewisdom.com/chiaseed.html

Quote :
Chia
Seed - Ten Benefits from this Power Food and Brain Food





By
Christopher Westra

Author: Harmony

Earth 30 Day Energy Diet



Do
you want to increase your
brain
power and body strength with one of the most powerful foods
imaginable?


Chia
seed
imparts power and energy to the user. I've used it
for years.


Here
are ten benefits to using chia seed in your life. Chia
seeds are:


1. Nutritious.
Chia
seed provides ample calcium and protein to your tissues. The
seeds are also rich in boron, which helps the body assimilate
and use
calcium. The nutrients also support proper brain functioning.


2. Water
loving. The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water.
Do this fun
experiment. Put one tablespoon of chia seed in a cup of water
and stir. Wait a few hours and see what happens. When
inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and
retain
electrolytes in your bodily fluids.


3.
Easily digestible. The shells are easily broken down, even
when
swallowed whole. This is an improvement over flax seed, which
have to be ground up to be digested properly. If you eat flax
seed whole, it will just pass through.


4.
Concentrated. If I could only take one cup of food for a few
days, I'd choose chia! The food value per volume is simply
astounding. You don't need much.


5.
Mild tasting. Unlike some seeds, the flavor is very mild.
The mild taste makes it easy to put in sauces, smoothies,
breads,
puddings, and whatever you want. They won't really change the
taste, but will add to your nutrition!


6.
Energy enhancing. The health pioneer Paul Bragg did an
experiment an endurance hike with friends. They divided up
into
a chia-eating group and another group, who ate whatever they
wanted. The group eating only chia seeds finished the hike
four
hours, twenty seven minutes before the others, most of whom
didn't
even finish at all.


7.
Versatile. The seeds can be used to replace less-healthy fat
in
just about any recipe. You can use them uncooked
in salad dressings, spreads, fruit shakes, ice cream, and just
about
anything you want. You can also add them to cookies, cakes,
muffins, and other baked goods. I usually just mix in a
couple
of teaspoons to my juice or water and drink them down!


8.
Slimming and trimming. Yes, the seeds will help you lose
weight,
for two reasons. The first reason is that they are so filling
that you will eat less of other foods. The second reason is
that
they actually bulk up and cleanse your body of old "junk" in
your intestines.


9.
Endurance enhancing. Chia seeds are known as the "Indian
Running Food". Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia
seed during their conquests. I'm a runner, and I've used chia
seed to enhance stamina and endurance on my mountain runs,
some of
which are several hours long!


10.
Regenerating. After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells
very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation.
Use
them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.


I
hope to give you some recipes soon, but go ahead and
experiment.
Chia seed is great for those who
want
to increase their energy on the Harmony
Earth 30 Day Energy Diet
.


Sincerely,

Christopher

Note
- Try adding some to this awesome raw
chocolate fudge
recipe that my boys and I just developed!


Another
fun recipe is Wisdom Light Chicken
Soup
.



____________________
<blockquote>

Christopher
Westra is the author of "The
Harmony Earth 30 Day Energy Diet
". Learn Ten Simple
Secrets to Harmonize Your Body with the Earth and Increase
Your Energy
and Vibration in 30 Days!

</blockquote>

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PostSubject: Re: Chia Seeds for energy and more...   Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:02 pm

I hear they're one of the better sources of omega 3's. But do they actually taste very good? I think I had some long ago and didn't think much at all of the taste.

I usually just eat walnuts for omega three's. Among other things I add them to my blueberry smoothies. Flax seeds are also good (actually a lot better than walnuts for omega 3's) for that. Not so sure chia would blend as well as i recall they're very little and pretty hard. Other than omega 3's, I don't think there's anything really special about chia seeds. Think that site's just trying to make some money.
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PostSubject: Re: Chia Seeds for energy and more...   Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:21 am

Jay wrote:
I hear they're one of the better sources of omega 3's. But do they actually taste very good? I think I had some long ago and didn't think much at all of the taste.

I usually just eat walnuts for omega three's. Among other things I add them to my blueberry smoothies. Flax seeds are also good (actually a lot better than walnuts for omega 3's) for that. Not so sure chia would blend as well as i recall they're very little and pretty hard. Other than omega 3's, I don't think there's anything really special about chia seeds. Think that site's just trying to make some money.

You certainly have a right to your opinion. Flax Seeds you have to grind up, yes, walnuts have omega 3s too. We all know that! Thanks for your sage advice. Chia seeds break down according to some without even grinding them up. That is just one point here though.

Recipe for the world class running Tarahumaras as in the book 'Born to run' lists that as a staple to their diet.

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/tarahumara-pinole-chia-recipes/

http://zotdude.energydiet.hop.clickbank.net/

I can't get this site to work, I don't know if it solicits money, I just copied and pasted as people do to save going to links not to post additional links. I don't see how that website in any way asks for money. I don't think Jay has any idea of what he speaks. SORRY I ASKED! Oh, omega 3s are in walnuts and flax seed. Gee thanks for the wisdom.
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PostSubject: Re: Chia Seeds for energy and more...   Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:29 am

Chia seeds are definitely "in" at the moment, but I wouldn't call them a fad because they are quite nutritious. I got a small amount a while ago, and tasted a few on their own, and thought they were a little nutty and a little bland. I used a small amount in smoothies and they seemed to grind up well enough.
I prefer flaxseed oil for convenience and because I find it hard enough to get enough good fat and protein down each day without putting extra fibre in the way, lol.
At my work, its usually old people asking for them as a fibre supplement.
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