Aug 022013
 

Chia SeedsChia seeds have many benefits as well as being packed with nutrients.

The Aztecs called it their ‘running food’ since they could run all day on just a handful of chia seeds.

This tiny seed absorb up to ten times their weight in water.  

It is recommended to soak them first.

Here are some of the results for Chia Seeds from research:

  • Balancing bloodsugar levels 
  • Reducing inflammation 
  • Aiding digestions/bowel health
  • Weight loss
  • Improving cardiovascular health
  • and many more

“Chia seeds have been shown to have:

6 times more calcium than whole milk

15 times more magnesium than broccoli

3 times more antioxidant capacity than fresh blueberries

3 times more iron than spinach

2 times more potassium than bananas

High in Fibre/More fibre than flaxseed

More protein than beans, soy, or peas”

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  1. 1. 13 very nifty things to do with chia seeds

    13 very nifty things to do with chia seeds

    Chia seeds are the new quinoa. The new ingredient to wriggle its way into the mainstream after a few decades as the fibrous, whole-mealy staple of the granola belt. I know many of you out there are still trying to work out what to do with the damn things once you've bought a packet.

  2. 2. Chia Brownies

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    Here are 3 chia brownie recipes for you to enjoy. The use of chia seeds enables you to use less butter than in a traditional brownie recipe. I have substituted about half of the butter with chia gel. Bitter Orange Brownies This is my favorite brownie recipe. It is has very adult flavor.

  3. 3. 40 Ways to use Chia Seeds

    40 Ways to use Chia Seeds

    Wondering how to use chia seeds? Chia seeds are very easy to incorporate into your diet. Below is a list of ways I have used them in my recipes. I would love to hear of your unique ways of using chia seeds. 1.

  4. 4. Chia Coconut Pudding

    Chia Coconut Pudding

    1 to 2 tablespoons Chia seeds 1 tablespoon coconut milk powder (organic is best) I cup of water Honey if required Method Grind the Chia seeds in a blender with a grinder attachment like you would to grind coffee beans or use whole seeds if you prefer.

  5. 5. Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding

    Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding

    This pudding is very thick, smooth and delicious. Although it tastes decadent, it uses healthy ingredients. Based on the favorite Australian chocolate bar called Cherry Ripe, a concoction of dark chocolate, cherries and coconut, it is simple to make and makes a wonderful dessert.

  6. 6. Chia pan bread

    Chia pan bread

    This bread is very versatile, nutritious and filling. Ingredients for four buns 8 Tablespoons ground chia seed - use milled chia seeds or grind your own 2 teaspoons of baking powder 8 Tablespoons plain flour of choice - I like to use quinoa flour, potato flour, oat flour or spelt flour 2 eggs Half a grated onion/or half a zucchini grated/or same quantity grated carrot Method Put the ground chia seeds in a bowl with the flour and baking powder.

  7. 7. 13 Awesome Reasons To Eat Chia Seeds Every Day

    13 Awesome Reasons To Eat Chia Seeds Every Day

    Posted August 13, 2012 Ever since finishing Gerson Therapy and having my "no seeds" rule lifted, I have been getting stuck into chia seeds. They are versatile little suckers, and they are jam-packed with so much goodness. Here are a heap of reasons to eat chia: 1. Chia is gluten free 2.

  8. 8. Better Raw: top five benefits of chia seeds and apple cinnamon chia pudding recipe

    Better Raw: top five benefits of chia seeds and apple cinnamon chia pudding recipe

    Chia. Chia. Chia. Even the name sounds cheeky and sweet. Oh how I've been looking forward to telling you all about this wonder superfood of them all! And Raw Living couldn't have summed it up any better... Chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world!

  9. 9. Chia seeds benefits

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    www.buychiaseeds.info offers a range of nutritional healthy natural chia seeds that are gluten-free, low-fat and above all natural ingredients for both young and old, human and animal.This site is where you can purchase White Chia seed ,salba seeds uk, salba seeds, use chia seeds, chia seed gel, chia seed reviews, omega3 fatty acids, chia seed pudding, chia supplements

  10. 10. The Chia 'Cheat Sheet' and Ten Raw Chia Recipes

    The Chia 'Cheat Sheet' and Ten Raw Chia Recipes

    (NaturalNews) Chia seed is an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance. It is a member of the sage family (Salvia Hispanica). The little black and white seeds were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest.

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    Whole Chia Seeds Photos 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss Chia Seeds - A Staple Food of Ancient Cultures: The Aztecs, Mayans and Native Americans valued chia seeds as a source of concentrated energy and nutrition. This tiny superseed has survived the ages- and the Chia Pet™ craze (!), to become a valuable ingredient for gluten free cooks.

  12. 12. Health benefits of chia seeds

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    The benefits of chia seeds and chia extracts to our health are many, and can be quite dramatic. See below for details of a university study into the effects of Omega-3, plus other details about the health benefits of this super seed!

  13. 13. Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

    Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

    Have you ever thought about making your own custom blended superfoods powders? Doing this provides you with the flexibility to use whatever superfoods products you really like. Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that are very powerful aids to healing your body. These superfoods are so concentrated that you only need to add a small amount to reap the health benefits.

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 Here is an infographic about how Chia compares to Flaxseed

How do chia seeds compare to flax seeds?
Infograpic: Compare Chia Seeds to flaxseeds

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  25 Responses to “Chia the Super Seed”

  1. Hi Yorinda ,

    Great to see all the benefits of chia seeds . I did not know of all the benefits for Balancing blood sugar levels . I use it with my granola in the morning.

    Kind Regards

    Rosemary

  2. I haven’t done a lot with them, I’ll be the first to say, but I’ve seen them popping up all over the place—as an egg replacement for vegan baking and a way to make vegan pudding, mainly. They’re also touted for their health benefits, which range from the good omega-3 fats they contain, to their fiber content, to their ability to help you lose weight by making you feel full. And that’s all good!
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  3. I love chia seeds! I put them in my smoothie every morning. I sprinkle them on salads, too. I have a gluten-free, healthy grain/seed bread that I want to make and it has chia seeds in it as well. I’ve never tried them soaked, though. I didn’t realize that the iron and calcium were that high. Awesome :).

  4. I’ve never heard of chia seeds! I love how you’ve used List.ly to create a great resource on chia seeds – will check out the bread options.
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  5. Wait… are these the same like with the Chia Pets or are they different. Forgive me… I did not know… have you tried any?
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  6. This is something I have been waiting for. I have one source I use to gather all my needs and this has become on e of them now.

    I had no idea of all the benefits and that goes to show that changing my food sources to more natural is the best thing for me. My energy is off balance and now I can gain some way of getting back on track. I know see what has been the way to go with my needs which is right here.

    I want to tell you that this is the best informaiton today I could have read. This is needed in more of our lives, real usable information like you continue to provide and I do appreciate your years of dedication.

    Good source from good people thank you very much!
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  7. Yorinda,

    Thanks for sharing all those benefits and ways to use chia. I will begin by making a pudding.

    Erica

  8. Yorinda,
    I keep hearing about the amazing qualities of chia seeds. I have a bag and I am first planning to make a pudding. I love all the suggested ways to use Chia.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

  9. Very good information Yorinda, Thanks. I put one big spoon of Chia to all my breakfasts.
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  10. Wow!! Great info. I use Chia and you have given me some great suggestions for things I can do with it far beyond what I was doing.. I must say that I like to grind my CHia as I find it ends up between my teeth if I don’t!! That drives me crazy!! I think I’ll put some more Chia into my food!! Thanks!
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  11. Lesly’s comment made me smile, because I remember those Chia pets too! Chia seeds sound like a wonderful addition to one’s diet, for many reasons. Thank you for including the recipes!

    Willena

  12. Thanks for this. I’ve flirted with getting to know the chia seed before… now I will definitely add some to my diet!

  13. This is a very informative article for the ones that wish to get more bang for their buck. The Aztecs had it right. If Chi has these kinds of benefits, why don’t more people use this chi seed. I do like the flavor of chia, when I am at the Starbucks counter in the winter I always have to have a tall Chia.

    Thanks Yorinda,
    Jimmie D Barber
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  14. Hi Yorinda,

    Giving you a big shout out here introducing people to that little tiny seed that can help so much! I use chia seeds often and can feel the benefits!

    Interesting how the Aztecs called it their ‘running food since they could run all day on just a handful of chia seeds. I can well imagine that!

    -Donna
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  15. Hi Yorinda,

    Thanks for sharing these statistics about Chia seeds. I know flaxseed has great health benefits, but these blow them away! I checked the prices. I’m interested in obtaining some. What an incredible super food!

    Raena Lynn

  16. Hey Yorinda, I have never heard of Chia seed before. Where would one go to find them. Sounds Interesting Indeed. Thanks for sharing Chery :)
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    • Hi Chery,
      in regards to where you could find Chia seed – here in New Zealand we can get them in the health food store.
      Since I just wanted the information out there I haven’t explore online options.
      I hope you find some where you are.
      Cheers,
      Yorinda

  17. For the most part,our lives are so bombarded with frankenstein foods, that we don’t notice what is really beneficial to our health.
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  18. This is VERY silly, but I still hear the Chia Pet commercial every time I see anything related to chia. In fact, I heard the commercial in my head while reading your article. Forgive me…I am a dork. :)

    My childhood memories aside, I had NO idea that chia seeds were so nutritional! WOW! You packed this article full of such useful information! Thank you. I’m going to share this on Facebook so that my friends can gain access to this. We all need so badly to eat more healthily. Yorinda…I love your blog!
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  19. Thank you ,
    I use chia in my bread and as a egg substitute ,but you tell me here more and nice recipes.
    Now I know how the plant looks like.Very good information. :)

  20. Hi Yorinda,
    I would like to meet you one day… you share the most interesting things about health and natural products. I recently went “cold Turkey”, have a jar of coconut oil, and who knows what else you’ll post that I’ll try!! All I knew about “Chia” was the Cha-Cha- Chachia pet that would be advertised on TV around Christmas… :-) Thank you for visiting me too since I was on vacation. I appreciate your comment on my blog, so thanks…

  21. Hi Yorinda,
    I had never heard of Chia seed and I wonder of the word Chia has it’s root in the word “chi” which stands for life and energy flow.
    Eating in the right way starts from knowledge.
    Thanks for sharing so great stuff on your site every week!

  22. Hey Yorinda,

    Thank you for sharing another food called Chia seed. It is great to know that it has many uses and that includes for medicinal purpose. Sounds like it is a super strength food.

    Cheers
    Pearly Quah

  23. Way cool seed Yorinda with many benefits! Eating right and supplementing can make your life so much easier, really.

    A few smart choices along with being open-minded changes your life….for GOOD!

    Thanks for sharing ;)

    Ryan

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