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Jan 15, 2015

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It’s a new year, why not try something new? In my case, I’m trying chia seeds. I’ve never had them before EVER. I’d heard about chia seeds and their health benefits but never thought to do a taste test. Enter 2015 and I find a sale on Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors at my local health food store. I purchased 2 jars for the price of 1 and it was well under $20.I rarely see that kind of sale so here I am, proud owner of Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors.

I have no idea how long it’s going to take me to finish both jars of Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors but something tells me it’s going to last me a VERY LONG TIME.


Product Review: What ingredients are in the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors?

thingsthatwedo.com - organic chia factors whole food nutritionHere are the ingredients in the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors: organic chia seeds.

That’s it.

In a world where so many food labels are filled with words I can’t pronounce, this bottle of Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors is incredibly refreshing. In this one little product label, I also learned something new. I learned that the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors chia seeds were non-GMO but I didn’t know that was the case for all other chia seeds in Canada. That is very reassuring. VERY.


Product Review: Eating Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors Chia Seeds

thingsthatwedo.com - organic chia factors whole food nutritionI am completely clueless about chia seeds. What exactly do I do with them? I did a little reading online and I also talked to the nutritionist who was at the health food store. Chia seeds seem incredibly versatile and can pretty much be tossed anywhere you want. Adults can have it and my big kid could too. Apparently, chia seeds could be added in my cereal, put it in muffins, fruit, yogurt, and could even be eaten straight from the jar with no need to cook. I mean, could it sound any easier?

The nutritionist’s one recommendation: start slow. Since it was my first time trying chia seeds, she suggested that I start with only ¼ teaspoon a day and slowly build up to a tablespoon. She suggested the same for my big kid with a much smaller daily amount of about a teaspoon. Eat too much and it might be a bit too excessive for our bodies to absorb. Translation: toilet time (you know, each tablespoon offers you 20% of your daily intake of fibre).

thingsthatwedo.com - organic chia factors whole food nutritionAt the time of this post, both my big kid and I have been eating chia seeds for about 2 weeks off and on. We usually remember to eat the chia seeds either in the morning or at dinner but there were a few days here and there that we just plain old forgot.

The chia seeds look like odd shaped poppy seeds and they kind of taste like them too. They have a slight nutty taste but otherwise, I barely notice them. I’ve added chia seeds to my morning breakfast simply by sprinkling them on to whatever I’m eating. My big kid does the same thing and doesn’t seem to mind their flavour or crunch. Sometimes, I just eat them plain.

Right now, my big kid is only having a very small amount (much less than ¼ teaspoon and I’m eating about ¼ teaspoon. So far, so good and we’ve stayed ‘regular’ with no messes. In about another week or so, we’ll likely increase of chia seeds but we’re not in a hurry.


Verdict:

thingsthatwedo.com - organic chia factors whole food nutritionGiven that I have 2 containers of Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors, our family will be eating them for a very long time and that’s a good thing. One tablespoon not only gives you 20% of your intake of daily fibre but it also gives you 15% iron, 10% phosphorus, 20% magnesium, and 15% manganese. Not only that, one serving of chia seeds also provides 2 g of complete protein, calcium, and 2.5 g of omega-3. You have to admit, that is an incredibly impressive long list of goodness.

thingsthatwedo.com - organic chia factors whole food nutritionSo, here’s a big giant thumbs up for chia seeds. I consider myself super lucky to have grabbed this deal. Honestly, if the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors hadn’t been on sale, I don’t know when I would have gotten around to trying chia seeds!

Things to do: try something new, try something ‘healthy’. You may be surprised. In fact, you may even like it.

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