Chia Seeds, White (organic, gluten free) - 5kg
The Chia Seed is an amazing food. For centuries many have used the seeds for a host of different reasons. Native Americans would take a pouch of seeds and a gourd of water on their trips. The seeds were their food source and taken with the water they would hydrate their bodies for endurance. When you hydrate the seeds in water the seeds shell opens up and absorbs up to nine times its volume in water. This then forms a gel, which is called, funnily enough, Chia Seed Gel. The gel helps keep your body hydrated. The gel is also 90% soluble fiber, which is beneficial for your digestive track. People use the seeds when they are involved in sports or physical activities for endurance.
The seeds have twice the protein of any other seed or grain, five times the calcium of milk, boron which is trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones, omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential oils for the body. They also have a very long list of valuable nutrients in them naturally. The soluble fiber in the gel forms a wall between carbohydrates and the body, releasing them slowly into the body. This has been found to be very helpful for people who have trouble controlling their sugar levels like Diabetics. Dieters love the seeds because it can be added to any food or drink in a ratio of 75% to the volume of food or drink and will not change the taste. Because the carbohydrates are released slowly you will get the feeling of being full. Many use the seeds as a way to control their appetites. The gel has no taste.
The best way to use the seeds is to take the seeds already hydrated so they will not absorb your own body fluids to hydrate. The seeds may be added to anything from water to juice and any food. Any age bracket could benefit from adding the seeds to their diet. Whether it is for physical activity, added nutrition, controlling weight or sugar levels, the seeds have been known to help all of these.
The most unique part is that it is only a seed, nothing artificial and the cost is minimal. The seeds speak for themselves. When you receive the seeds, first hydrate them and store them in the refrigerator. They will last for three weeks, just use as needed and add to any food or liquid. They may be taken plain as well. You can take the dry seeds to work and add them to your drinks or food if you aren't able to store the gel. If you take the seeds dry make sure you use some kind of liquid so that you wont use the liquids from your own body.With Chia Seeds there is now a way to help your body stay hydrated, control sugar levels, maintain or lose weight and supply your body with the much-needed nutrients all naturally and at a low cost.
Try the seeds for yourself. Once you try them you will be able to judge the benefits for yourself. You do not need too much protein or omega 3 and 6 so the maximum you will need is three tablespoonfuls three times a day of the gel. Once a day you may substitute one tablespoon of dry seeds in place of the three tablespoons of gel.
Directions for using Chia Seeds
Put 1/3 cup dry seeds into two cups of warm water whisk, wait fifteen mins then whisk again then store gel in refrigerator .Use three tablespoons three times a day of the gel (seeds hydrated).
You can mix them into any drink or food and may even just take the gel. Once a day you can take up to one tablespoon of the dry seeds and add them to fluid or sprinkle them on food and drink fluid at the same time so the seeds hydrate from the fluid. Depending on the reason you are taking the seeds you may choose the time to take the one-tablespoon of dry seeds. Either before a workout or meal or in the morning.
If you are taking one-tablespoon daily in fluid you can do the following. So not to have to mix it every day and wait for the seeds to hydrate you can take seven bottles (20oz.in size) of purified water, and seven tablespoons of dry seeds and mix in a bowl. Whisk and then fifteen minutes later whisk again. Pour back into bottles and refrigerate. If you want to have juice added to your bottle just add two cans of juice concentrate into the water and seed gel and mix before you place back into bottles. (You will need two empty bottles for the extra due to the juice concentrate)
You will know your body and what is right for you. The most you need to take is three tablespoons three times a day of the gel with one serving being replaced with one tablespoon of dry seeds with liquid if wanted.
Uses For Chia Seeds
You can mix the Chia Gel - Fruit juices, smoothies, milk, shakes,jams, jellies,preserves,syrups, lemonade, yogurt, nut butters, hot cereal, cold cereal, polenta, grits, pancake and waffle mix (use 1 tablespoon per pancake), mustard, bbq sauce, tarter sauce, dips, soups, mayonnaise, salad dressings, or used instead of oil or shortening in baking. Up to 75%, by weight, of the gel may be added to anything without loss of flavor while enhancing texture and cutting fat calories 30 to 50 percent. Add to anything you wish for reducing calories, saturated fat and sugar amounts without compromising sensory appeal. It is a dieters dream food and its use is limitless.
Use of 2-3 tablespoons Chia gel with each meal for better assimilation of food, increases nutrient absorption and encourages better elimination. It also prevents indigestion and heartburn without risk of harmful side effects. An exceptional food for Diabetics as it slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar which stabilizes blood sugar and regulates the body's absorption of fluids, i.e. electrolyte balance, more efficiently.
Incorporating Chia seeds into your daily diet will enhance the nutrient absorption of all foods, including nutritional supplements. As an Aid in GERD, Ulcers, Gastritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Chia Milk (makes full blender jar / 5 cups)
In a jar or glass, soak seeds and walnuts overnight in 3 cups of water. Pour into blender jar, add 1 cup of water, and turn on blender, running it at medium speed. With blender running, add tahini, honey, and vanilla, and then add 1 more cup of water. Blend only until smooth.
Chia milk is rich in EFAs and protein. Because of the soaking, it is also particularly rich in enzymes. Because of Chia seeds' antioxidants, it will keep well in your refrigerator. Use it within a week as a substitute for other forms of milk. (Maybe you'll decide that Chia milk isn't a substitute for anything; rather, other forms of milk are a substitute for Chia milk.)
The Difference between Black & White Chia
Chia seeds come in two colors: black and white. While white seeds are rarer than black seeds, there is no significant nutritional difference between the two. White seeds are often more expensive because of their rarity, but some people prefer them because of aesthetic reasons.