What are the Best Ways to Eat Chia Seeds?
Eating Chia Seeds
You will not want to miss out on the many different health benefits of chia seeds. They are chock full of anti-oxidants, protein and other minerals. The seeds expand, keeping your fuller longer, making them a great option to add to your weight loss plan. Chia seeds have been proven to boost energy and strength, making your body stronger and full of energy. Chia seeds also act as “cleansers” for your intestines. They work to remove materials that have built up over time. Most of all, chia seeds are an inexpensive way to improve your diet. A bag of chia seeds kept at room temperature will last up to two years, and can be found for a very inexpensive price.
Chia seeds are a flexible food that you can do many different things with. Once you get the hang of cooking with chia seeds, you will be able to come up with many different recipes and cooking suggestions. Preparing and enjoying the seeds is easy. You can either create a gel using the water and seeds, or you can eat the seeds raw. Chia seeds can also be ground into “chia flour” that makes it easy to bake with.
Once of the most nutrient dense products you can get from chia seeds is the “chia gel.” To make the gel, simply add water to the seeds. The gel will sit on top of the seeds and can easily be removed with a spoon. To use the gel, cut the amount of oil substance in your baking recipe by half. Replacing the other half with chia gel. This will cut down on the amount of fat in your baked goods, as well as increase the nutritional content. The gel is tasteless, scentless and completely natural. It makes it easy to add the nutritional value of chia seeds to your everyday foods. Throw into smoothies or whip into salad dressings. Once you have the perfect gel on hand, you will be able to imagine many different ways to add it to your diet.
Throw some chia seeds into your daily salad or granola. Grind the seeds to make “chia flour” that you can use in baking. You will not get all the benefits of the gel, but you will still be able to capitalize on the positive benefits of chia seeds. They also add a nice “crunch”, so they go great in savory foods as well as on sandwiches. Use the chia flour when baking or cooking. Both the flour and gel will not change the consistency of foods, so they are both great ways to increase the nutrient content of food you make at home.
With a little practice and imagination, you will be creating new recipes that you can share with friends. Chia seeds are an easy way to add important nutrients and minerals to your diet. They also contain powerful anti-oxidants that will keep you looking young and healthy.
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