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For those who use chia seeds on a regular basis the following has been reported, more energy, improved mood, clearer thinking, decrease in aches, and pains, and can aid in regulating bowel movements. Chia seeds also may aid in increasing bone density, the calcium in one tablespoon of chia seeds is equal to two glasses of milk.
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This amazing seed is so versatile when it comes to its use, in fact there is so much I can not list it all. However, I am including two links which include recipes for making bread, smoothies, soups, puddings, and so much more. I made a chia seed pudding this weekend which tastes amazing, and is a great way to get children to ingest some of this wonderful super food.
Print Recipe Nut Milk
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of nuts
Take the milk and put it into a blender, than strain the nuts.
Chia Seed Pudding
2 1/4 cups of nut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbs raw honey
3 tbs maple syrup
1/3 tsp sea salt
2/3 cups chia seeds
Use a whisk to blend the ingredients, continue whisking until the pudding starts to thicken to avoid clumps, refrigerate over night, and enjoy. Because chai seeds do give you energy I do not recommend serving this or any other chia dish later in the day.
Chia Seed Recipes
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There are some things you need to know before starting to use chia seeds, they are a natural blood thinner, it is not advised to use these seeds if you are currently taking a blood thinner or scheduled for surgery. Because it can lower blood pressure, and sugar levels if you are taking medications for either of these beware. It has also been reported that some have experienced a bloating feeling, along with gas. May also contribute to prostate cancer, although studies are limited in this area. Chia seeds are not known to effect those who are pregnant, and they can be helpful to supply energy, and slow the absorption of sugars.
This information is for educational purposes only, you should consult with a health care provider before adding chia seeds to your diet.
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