Chia seeds are the prefect addition to add to your day and for such a little seed they provide big nutrition. With only a 1 ounce serving of chia sees you get 11G of fiber and great carbohydrate source that will not raise your blood sugar. Adding Chia seeds to your favorite smoothies, soups and cereals will help you stay full longer which helps you consume less calories which supports a weight loss journey.
Chia seeds contain a particularly beneficial type of fiber called viscous fiber. It’s named for the viscous or gel-like texture the fibers form when combined with water in your intestines. This gel like substance will help slow down the digestive process in your body and will also slow down the rate of sugar absorption. You can only get viscous fiber from eating plant foods.
Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acid which help support the following: Help fight depression and anxiety Improve eye health Support a healthy nervous system and brain health Improve risk factors for heart disease Control blood sugar
1 ounce is approximately 2 Tablespoons Calories 139 Protein 4g Fat 9g Total Carbs 12g Fiber 11g Net Carbs 1g
Here is a simple recipe that can sit in your refrigerator for a few days. This can be used in different ways. As a stand-alone pudding, as a topping on toast, and as a filler in a crepe.
Ingredients 3–4 Tablespoons chia seeds. 1 cup milk (I like unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk) 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) Toppings of choice: fresh berries or other fruit, granola, nut butter, etc. Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar and let sit in the refrigerator until it forms a pudding like consistency. Mixing occasionally helps it set up nicely.
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