Lighten up with CHIA Seeds
Ever feel Sluggish or Weighed Down because of your Digestive System?
Lighten up with CHIA Seeds
Just take the Chia seeds challenge. Chia every day for 30-Days.
- Feel lighter
- More energetic
- More active
- Control your appetite
- Heart healthy by lowering cholesterol
- Control blood sugar
- Boost digestive health
- Control diabetes
Irritable bowel, diverticulitis, constipation and other toxic digestion issues are caused by one thing; a poorly functioning large intestine, usually caused by lack of fiber. Not only do digestive dis-ease conditions make you feel miserable, they stop nutrient absorption, makes you feel tired and sluggish and create colorectal cancer.
That’s because when partially digested food spends a lot of time in the large intestine, bile acid gets re-absorbed, bad bacteria grows unchecked and good bacteria is smothered, harmful toxins build-up in a crowded colon and can even be absorbed by the body.
Psyllium vs. chia
If you have been taking psyllium to get your daily insoluble fiber, here is good news: you can go with chia and get more nutrients like:
- Omega 3
- More calcium than milk
- More iron than spinach
- Will keep you regular
- Lower risk of colorectal cancer
- Hydrate and bring moisture the large intestine
- Keep content moist and malleable
What’s soluble and insoluble fiber?
Soluble fiber swells in water.
- Forms a gel-like pudding
- Moderates blood glucose
- Lower cholesterol
- Like peas, beans, lentils, oatmeal and pectin in apples
Insoluble fiber does not swells or dissolve in water.
- Passes through the digestive system the same way it enters
- Helps with constipation
- Helps with Hemorrhoids
- Helps with colorectal cancer
- Like fruits, vegetables and outer layers of grains
Drink your water
Most Americans does not drink enough water which can leads to constipation. Because chia swells 9 to 12 times in size in the stomach, it is really important to get enough liquid to help the body utilize the chia. Mix 8 oz of liquid for each Tbsp.
A dieter’s best friend
Eating fiber help create a feeling of fullness and satiety that takes the edge of hunger, which makes it less likely you will go for process foods, sugar and carbs to satisfy your food cravings.
Just one Tbsp of chia has the same amount of fiber as:
- 10 cups of corn flakes
- 10 slices of white bread
- 11/4 of Kellogg’s all brand cereal
- A whole cantaloupe
- 11/4 cup cooked oatmeal
- 21/2 cooked white rice
- 11/2 cooked carrots
- 21/2 bananas
- 4 cups popcorn
My favorite breakfast, Chia pudding berry
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
- 1 dates
- 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ mashed banana
- 1 cup berries of your choice
Blend all ingredients except chia, banana and berries. Poor into a pint mason jar. Add chia and shake it. Top with banana and berries. Delicious!
Lunch: carrots salad
In a bowl, whisk together ¼ cup chia gel (1 cup water with 2 tbsp chia seeds, let it rest overnight, then use), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
Add grated carrots and toss.
Dinner: vegetables omelet
Add 1 tbsp of chia to your eggs, tofu or beans.
Eat more fiber as a broom to clean your Digestive system. What about 35 grams of fiber daily?
Food is your HEALTH CARE. Savor it!