I think eating chia seeds is more important than working out for me. Honestly they are amazing little seeds. Some people may find that the texture takes a bit of getting used to, but with any food like this, you can get past it after few tries. Another food I love that most people cannot get past the texture is persimmons, and I swear persimmons are the most delicious things to eat in the world. Chia seeds are like eating tadpoles the first try and persimmons are like eating jelly from a wet diaper the first try - but you CAN get past that, quickly even. I know those are horrible sounding comparisons but I think they are fairly accurate.
So, to whoever is willing to go out and buy chia seeds to try for the first time, you are warned. But I do not want to discourage anyone from trying them. Try them for 4 days, even if you cannot stand them. I know you will notice a difference in you overall health. There will be a kick start to your digestive system, so go easy while your body is getting used to them. After a week or two of consistently incorporating them into your diet you should notice plenty of benefits. Chia seeds will always be in my diet, I would never go without them anymore. They make me leaner, more muscular, and feeling great.
I am defiantly not a nutritionist. I am, however, very aware of my body. I am very in-tune with the effect my diet has on my body and how things affect my overall health. I listen to what my body wants or needs, and my body loves chia seeds. I first bought them because of their omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Chia seeds have a 1:3 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio and since I do not eat fish or meat it is the main source of fats in my diet.
Anyways, this post was not supposed to be about health or diet at all, just a chia seed tea recipe. But I do encourage anyone reading this to do some research on chia seeds and to incorporate them into their diet on a regular basis. They may seem expensive, but they really are not. I get mine from Costco. A large bag (907g/2Lb) is under $20 and lasts a long time (36g or 1/4 cup a serving).
Chia Seed Tea Recipe:
All you need is your favourite tea to drink cold and 3 teaspoons of chia seeds.
I brew 300ml of tea according to the directions for that tea. Once the tea is done, add the 3 teaspoons of chia seeds and stir occasionally. I leave it for at least a half hour and drink it within 12 hours. If you make it in a bottle, or sealable container you can just shake it and go.
BY: SARAH MELNYK