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Chia seeds are capable of giving you all the energy you need, to help you lose weight.

The benefits of chia seeds will also give you a healthier body and help fight aging.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CHIA SEEDS

Research to date is not enough to determine whether there are any severe side effects.  My guess is, there really couldn’t be much wrong with eating them.  Usually it depends on the individual, for instance, maybe you can’t eat nuts and I can.  Don’t be concerned about the side effects of eating chia seeds, until you try them and see for yourself, or rather feel for yourself.

These seeds have been around for centuries, and were the main food source of the Indian’s of Mexico and the south-west. It has been known to be eaten by the ancient Aztecs, now were talking around the 1500′s. That’s a long time ago, yet the people of that time were well aware of what this seed could do for their health.

The benefits of chia seeds were used to help sustain energy levels by the Aztec warriors during battles. The Indians who ate the chia seed, did so to help them run from the Colorado River to the California coast to trade.

My daughter is an elite middle distance runner, and enjoys chia seeds mixed with yoghurt.

WHERE DO CHIA SEEDS COME FROM

Chia seeds are actually a member of the mint family and come from a chia plant.  Although they don’t really have much of a taste at all, so don’t worry if you don’t like mint, there is definitely no mint taste.

chia seeds 225x300 Chia Seeds Weight Loss They come in two colors; black and white, and nutritionally there really is no difference between the two.  I usually buy them in a packet which contains both colors.

VITAMINS AND MINERALS 

They are high in antioxidants, protein, fibre, iron, magnesium, omega 3, vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, and many, many more vitamins and minerals, making them great for your anti aging regimen.

In fact, these delightful little seeds are the highest plant source of omega 3 fatty acids.

The chia seed does not need to be grown with the help of chemicals, and can be eaten unprocessed which makes it a good source of getting all your omega 3′s naturally.

They contain more omega 3′s then flaxseed and can be stored for longer periods than flaxseeds, as they are less likely to become rancid.

They are also an amazing source of healthy fats, good for helping your heart!  They are rich in linoleic acid, which is an unsaturated omega 6 fatty acid.  Your body cannot manufacture this fatty acid; you get it through some foods.

Linoic acid is very important to your overall health, in the fight against disease and illness.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS

The beauty of this seed is, you can add it to just about anything you want to eat.  Salads, yoghurt, breads, eggs, deserts, let your imagination go and you will find plenty of foods to eat with them, and you will have the perfect chia seeds weight loss program.

You don’t need to grind up the seeds, unless you would like to add them to flour, as they are great to eat as they are.

If you are adding them to a drink, stir them up and  let them sit for a minute or two so they are able to absorb the liquid. Don’t let them sit for too long though as they can swell up so much that you will need a spoon.

They are definitely something which is being hailed as a help for people to lose weight.  Although this is not going to happen just by including it in your diet, you are not going to see the fat falling off because of a little seed.

If you are not one for exercising, yet would like to, then chia seeds are the answer.  I mean if the Indians can use them for running endurance, so can you!  And there really aren’t any chia sees side effects to stop you.

I usually include the benefits of chia mixed with other things such as; almonds, goji berries, organic sultanas and whatever else I can think of.  I also put them into a smoothie for me and the kids.

I enjoy taking chia seeds, not only for the added energy benefits, but also for helping to keep me  looking younger.   They make the perfect addition to any anti aging lifestyle.

12 Responses to “Chia Seeds Weight Loss”

  1. grants for women Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at

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  2. LivingFood101 Says:
    November 1st, 2010 at

    This is great info. I like chia in my smoothies because they really help me fill up and keep me feeling full.

  3. ThuDee Says:
    July 10th, 2011 at

    I am new to chia seeds. I have heard many good things about chia seeds. I think that is awesome and wonderful.

    Question – Will someone please share their experience about their hair and nails after consuming chia seeds?
    Thank you in advance.

    ThuDee

  4. Steve Says:
    July 13th, 2011 at

    @ThuDee, I can shed some light, you’ll find your hair and nails will grow faster and will be much more healthy. I started eating Chia seeds about 3 months ago, I eat 6 tbsp about 4 days a week, and have found not only an increase in energy, but my hair and nails are growing much faster and stronger/healthier.

    –Steve

  5. Ian Says:
    September 3rd, 2011 at

    I eat three tablespoons of Chia gel each morning before any other food intake and have noticed my energy levels are much higher and I’m losing weight at a steady rate.
    Also I have had a long standing shoulder injury that was painful most of the time with limited mobility and now six weeks later that pain is diminished greatly and I’m able to swing my arm freely.

  6. manager Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at

    Very informative article about this amazing but not well known seed.

  7. Harry Townsend Says:
    December 11th, 2011 at

    On the Saturday Information Call, a lady mentioned she mixes a little hemp seed oil with the chia seed. She said it has helped her blood sugar and cravings for sweets and the joint pain in her hands.

  8. Georgina Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at

    How come you can’t have chia if your are taking blood thinners or have had heart problems?

  9. Sophia,M.,McConnery Says:
    February 19th, 2012 at

    Chia is not really for weight loss.I know a lot of people in the nutrition field.It will increase your energy,get more vitamins into you,but according to nutritionists it does not promote weight loss!

  10. admin Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at

    I agree, yet increasing your energy levels is a great way to help include more exercise.

  11. Claire Says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at

    These days, when it seems there are so many things to do yet so little time to do it, doing some physical exercises could be a challenge. I am not really discounting the benefits physical exercise can bring us, but natural sources of energy like the chia seeds is such welcome information. It’s reassuring to know that we can take them as is. We can never fully trust synthesized or processed supplements these days.

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  12. Kisty Says:
    February 27th, 2012 at

    can you use the chia seed on phase 2 of hgc diet

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