You'll Be Amazed At How What A Great Weight Loss Plan Chia Seeds Are!
What are chia seeds? These great seeds that we all know in remember from the much published Chia Pet commercials are great for more than just making that ornamental growth in the shape of an elephant, Disney figure or bird. Most don’t even realize that these wonderful seeds have been around since the Aztec times. Salvia Hispanica, their botanical name, originated in Mexico and Guatemala from pre-Columbian times. They have an incredible history, most experts note, in the use of food. In ancient Mexico these seeds were reputed to be a food staple used by early Americans and Mexicans.
Ancient Aztecs dubbed these great chia seeds “the running food”. The believed that these seeds along with a steady diet of corn, beans and amaranth were crucial to their being able to be competitive in all their conquests. Many experts note quite a bit of information about how these ancient cultures used these seeds regularly in their diet. These seeds were thought to be so valuable that at some point in time they were even considered priceless enough to be used as coin exchange and many would pay their debts with these great seeds.
Well, the world may be evolving but in the area of healthy diets, more and more we find ourselves looking to our ancestors’ diets for clues of what is best for us. Hence the new resurgence of the chia seed in the modern day diet. You can eat these seeds raw and your body will receive essential fatty acids. They are extremely high in fatty acids, omega 3 and antioxidants. They believe that their unique proprieties make them a great aid in the ongoing fight with diabetes and weight control and all around nutrition. How can you use them in your diet, you may ask, baring eating them raw?
Well you could soak the chia seed in a glass of water for thirty minutes and get a glass of gelatin. They absolutely go great on any salads, you only need to sprinkle them on to add flavor and health. But don’t just stop there try them as an addition to any dish. You’ll be surprised how well they work with just about everything. Some say that you can soak them and sprout them into great smoothies too. Then there are those that have tried them in the place of oatmeal and loved them. Most users have touted that their versatility makes them perfect for adding to just about any baking product: breads, muffins, and biscuits. They have a fantastic nutty flavor that will enhance your salad, dish or baked goods.
These wonderful chia seeds that have a slight resemblance, most say, to poppy seeds are the newest and greatest healthy thing around. They are said to only carry about one hundred and thirty seven calories per ounce. But the addition that they have given hence to users in areas of strength and energy most say is amazing. Wow, healthy just got easier with a sprinkle.