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December 8, 2010

chia seeds

Tags: Food | Restaurants — 11:39 pm Comments (1)

Chia seeds

I finally finished the Born to Run book that everyone I workout with seems to cite so I figured I’d get in on the references.  One of the things I thought was interesting was the chia seed talk as well as pinole — which seems to be toasted cornmeal with sugar and cinnamon.  So chia seeds are supposed to be good for you and doesn’t taste like anything.  These two I guess are the super foods for the super athlete Tarahumara Indians.  Thought I’d give it a shot.

I bought some chia seeds from Amazon.  They’re not expensive and I’ve been taking 3 tablespoons, 3 times a day of chia seeds.  You’re supposed to put the chia seeds in water first to expand.  And then the seeds soak up the water and forms a jelly looking barrier around the seed.

Anyhow, I just add more water or pineapple juice (or any juice) to the seeds and drink it up.  I’ve also added it to soft tofu (taho) with maple syrup.

The health benefits are supposed to be pretty good, lowers blood pressure, helps with diet, high levels of omega-3.  We’ll see how it goes.  So far so good, energy is up and food cravings have been down.  In a month or two, will see if it actually helps with the diet and blood pressure bit.



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  1. chi-chi-chi-chia!

    Comment by GE — December 10, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

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