Back in January 2015, I did a post on chia seeds. At that time, my big kid and I were slowly getting accustomed to chia seeds in our food regime. With all the health benefits, it seemed silly not to. Chia seeds provide omega 3s, it’s a complete protein, it’s got calcium, magnesium, and fibre and that’s just for starters!
Fast forward to April 2015 and I’m happy to report that I’m now eating my full recommended 1 tablespoon! I was warned well in advance by the nutritionist at the health food store that we should take it slowly in case we run into any messy ‘bathroom’ issues. So, take it slow we did. At this point in time, my big kid still continues to take in about ¼ teaspoon on random days but is regularly consuming ground flax seeds as well.
As for me, I rely much more heavily on chia seeds for my omega 3s. Out of the different forms to get omega 3s, the chia seeds seem to agree with my body the best. Sometimes, I eat them in their crunchy state straight from a spoon.
Other times, I’ll soak them overnight in some coconut almond milk for an extra divine treat.
The next day, the chia seeds are like a decadent health packed tapioca pudding and I happily consume my designated share. To make it a little easier on my body, I tend to divide up my tablespoon of chia seeds and enjoy them during different parts of the day.
The best part is, I’m still only on my first container of the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors that I talked about back in January 2015. Talk about a little going a long way!
Now, you may ask, “have you noticed any health benefits since adding chia seeds to your food?” and I’d have to honestly answer, “no, not that I’m aware of.” I know I’ve been eating chia seeds so I know I’ve been getting more magnesium, fibre, omega 3, and calcium in my body but I can’t really tell if it’s made a difference on me. For me, I think it’s more of a mental reassurance to know I am doing something good for myself. That reassurance doesn’t come easily because we all know there are many processed and packaged foods out there that are just begging for our attention.
Things to do: find ways to enhance your daily food regime. Chia seeds, ground flax seeds, probiotics? Whatever it is, give it a try. Your body will thank you!
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p.s. if you want to read my earlier review on the Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors, click below: Eating Healthy: Natural Factors Organic Chia Factors
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