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Chia Seeds For Celiacs

Updated on July 6, 2012

Chia Seeds For Celiacs


Chia seeds are a powerful little form of food. They provide protein, iron and other minerals when added to your diet. This precious little seed is actually a form of the mint family, and its use in diet can be traced all the way back to the Incas and Mayans. Most importantly though, chia seeds are gluten free. This fact alone makes them a great addition to a celiac diet. They can easily be manipulated to replace the gluten-filled ingredients in most recipes, to reduce the amount of gluten you are consuming or cutting your fat intake.

Not only do chia seeds work as a replacement for gluten and fat in your home cooking, they work as a great form of nutrition. People with Celiac’s disease, as well as people who are trying to live a more healthy life, will both be able to benefit from the high amount of nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. They are also high in fiber, which makes them an very important addition to your diet. The bonus of “good for you” elements will help make up for what many people with Celiac’s disease are missing.

If you have Celiac’s disease, or you are simply trying to eat a gluten free diet, chia seeds are an easy to way to boost your nutrient intake with no gluten. Fortunately, chia seeds soak up the flavor of whatever you soak them in. You can also add chia seeds to coffee, juice, sports drinks and soymilk to add a boost of energy without high amounts of caffeine, gluten or sugar. Since Chia seeds and chia gel are all natural foods that are not processed, they are easy for your body to digest. Chia seeds also work to clean your intestines, brushing out any old material. Your body will be cleaner, more efficient and full of energy.

Chia seeds work as a great binding agent and hold moisture, making them great for baking. You can easily cut the amount of fat in a recipe by placing half the oil substance with chia gel. Using this method, you can easily make breads, pancakes, smoothies and many other great foods that are low in fat, gluten and high nutrition. Not only will you have all the positive benefits of food that is better for you, you will benefit from all of the antioxidants and energy boosters in chia seeds.

Chia seeds can easily be called the super health food item because of all their amazing properties. Not only are they amazing for your body, you can add them inexpensively to your diet. Using chia gel or four, you can cut the gluten out of your home baked goods. By incorporating chia seeds into your gluten free diet, you will be able to control the amount of gluten, fat and nutrients added into your home cooking making your food easier to digest and enjoy. Most importantly, you will be able to benefit from all the benefits of eating chia seeds.

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