Ch-Ch-Chia seeds

  • jbudz92

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    Oct 01, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    I recently came across the Chia seeds and the first thing that came to my mind was the Barack Obama Chia plant, you know on those infomercials. Then I from hearing all the talk about Chia seeds and how its a new trend, I decided to research it and found some pretty impressive stuff. A very very supergrain, even more so then flax. It literally expands 6x its weight when soaked in a liquid. I tried it, and I must say that I was fuller faster, didnt need as many meals in the day, and I just felt complete.

    I just want to know some peoples experience/success stories using chia seeds, as well as the concoctions they came up with when applying it in food.

    *I suggest mixing them in coconut yogurt topped with fresh pineapple slices. Cant get any bettericon_smile.gif
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    Oct 01, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    On another forum that I'm on, some guys blend chia seeds in to their protein shakes. That doesn't sound too appealing but I'm sure it doesn't taste that bad with the right flavor protein powder.
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    Oct 01, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    An amazing source of fibre. Such a diverse seed, have mixed it with yoghurt, in shakes, on fruit, icecream, added to salads. It's fantastic!
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    Oct 01, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    If it helps you get fuller faster restaurants should put it in their food so people stay within a reasonable weight.
  • shoelessj

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    Oct 01, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    I first heard about it when reading that book about the tribe of barefoot runners and i thought that it'd give me superhuman endurance and energy for working out, but that hasn't been the case. But it has made drinking just water while running or working out less dull - i like the crunchiness.
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    Oct 01, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    LitAwake saidIf it helps you get fuller faster restaurants should put it in their food so people stay within a reasonable weight.

    You getting fuller faster is not their goal.
  • Ironman4U

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    Oct 01, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    Chia seeds have so many amazing qualities...actually started using them and became a total convert. Even wrote a blog post about it.

    http://www.refuseordinary.com/endurance-athletes-and-others-add-this-to-your-diet-now/
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    Oct 02, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I swear I didn't know you could consume these. You all have taught me something new today.
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    Oct 02, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    I just like the commercials....
  • jbudz92

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    Oct 02, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    I did find out that working in the restaurant I used to work at, I would be doing 16 hours a day, and the Chia seeds gave me complete energy and focus. I actually drink it in coffee but thats just me icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    I like them dry so they're like poppy seeds, though given phytic acid I'm wondering whether they should be presoaked.
  • TallguyNLA

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    Oct 04, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    you really do learn something new everyday! Does anybody know where to get them?
  • misfit

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    Oct 06, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    I love them! I make 'chia pudding' with them, it kind of has a slightly crunchier texture then tapioca. And it's super simple too. The recipe I use is:

    2/3 cup chia seeds
    2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk such as soy, almond or rice milk (I use almond or coconut milk personally)
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates
    2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

    To make a chocolate version I add 1 tablespoon pure Dutch process coco powder and add it to the almond or vanilla milk (I like to mix it in my magic bullet to make sure there aren't any big lumps. Then you add the chia seeds, stir, cover, and throw it in the fridge overnight. It's good to go in the am!
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    I started on the seeds a few months ago when having nausea issues during heavy training and they did the trick. Now, I can run my butt off and be just fine...the gel keeps me hydrated and gives me a little extra energy. I prefer to make a "gel" out of them so it's readily available in the fridge whenenver I need some...perfect for snack attacks too...and kind to the waistline! I mix a blend of chia, filtered water, colloidal silver, super green formula powder, ascorbic acid (vit C) and a super B complex. Once the Chia have begun to thicken I thin the mixture with juice until it's a nice guzzlable gel. Occasionaly I will add a dash of whatever essential oil I need as well. It looks pretty funky but goes down well. I'm really hooked on the nutritional value and my body craves it now. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 31, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Dr. Oz did a show yesterday regarding 5 miracles. One was Chia seeds. He showed a before and after of the Chia seeds. It was amazing. Once it got in the stomach it expanded and was heavy. He states it will help you lose weight because you won't want to eat as much.

    Dr. Oz recommended 2 tbsp after breakfast and 2 tbsp after lunch.
    After I watched it my daughter, who has lost 80 pounds, came in and told me she has been using Chia for awhile and it seems to work. Taste is nothing...just let it set 10 or 15 minutes in water, juice, etc and it begins to gel like tapioca.