Seeds: Chia Seeds 1kg
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Chia seeds are great to include in your diet any time of year, but in winter they can be used to make a delicious, nutritious low carb porridge that's easy to make and Gluten-Free. Chia seeds are loaded with insoluble fiber and healthy fats, making them wonderful immune boosters. They’re also very high in omega-3 fatty acids, helping us with mood and seasonal depression. Chia seeds also contain many minerals, including manganese, phosphorous and calcium. Filled with protein, chia seeds help stabilize blood sugar and leaving you feeling fuller longer.
Certified Kosher and Halaal, this is a naturally sugar-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free product.
Suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans, Diabetics, those with Coeliac Disease, Candida, ADD/ADHD, the Health Conscious, and those following a Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Banting, Keto, or low carb lifestyle.
The taste of chia is very mild and pleasant and it can be easily combined with other foods without altering the taste dramatically. Chia can be added to recipes to provide more bulk and nutritional density. The most common way to eat chia is to first soak the seeds. They rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid, between 9-12 times their volume, in under 10 minutes. Chia can be used as a gel or in its whole seed form. Add it to smoothies, mix it in with salad dressings, puddings or sauces or simply eat it by the spoonful.
Here are some great ways to enjoy chia seeds:
They can be eaten raw. They have a nice "nutty" flavor.
They can be soaked in fruit juice; in Mexico, they call this "chia fresca".
They're perfect in porridges and puddings.
They make an ideal addition to baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.
Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
Chia seeds can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the "chia gel" can hydrate the body.
There's evidence to suggest that chia seeds can reduce blood pressure.
Chia seeds are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation, such as arthritis, and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.
They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don't need to be ground up
Hot Porridge Recipe
Place 3 Tablespoons Chia seeds + 200ml coconut milk + 200ml water, all in a jar in the fridge over night. Heat next day with Tablespoon butter adding Xylitol and Vanilla Extract to taste!