What are Chia Seeds? Plus Six Reasons You Should be Eating Them!
Recently Iâve been feeling noticeably different: tons more energy Running around Singapore, taking on more projects, feeling creativeâ¦ Iâm enjoying full days To keep active, I do eat a healthy diet, but I also like to experiment and try new things to see what works for me So whatâs different? For a few months now Iâve been eating one tablespoon of chia seed almost every day and, boy, can I feel it!
Looking to buy chia seed in Singapore or internationally? Check out these two great options:
- Singapore: get chia seeds delivered via Foodsterrcom Get 10% off any order with the coupon code LGD10 at checkout
- International: order chia seed from iHerbcom $5 off to first-time customers, with great delivery prices (incl to Singapore)
What are chia seeds?
You may know chia seeds as a superfoodâ¦ which is so cliché â we should just call them a really, very good for you food, though admittedly, itâs not as catchy Basically the entire internet world is buzzing about chia seeds and, after my own personal experience with them, I get what the excitement is all aboutAztec warriors used to consume chia seeds for energy and sustenance in battle.
The definition of âgreat things come in small packagesâ, chia seeds are tiny, like a sesame seed â and part of the mint family Chia seed is actually a herb, with a long history in South and Central America where they are mostly grown Aztec warriors used to consume chia seeds for energy and sustenance in battle Itâs said that they could survive a day of hunger, heat and exhaustion by eating just one tablespoon!
Here are six reasons why you should do like the Aztecs and eat chia seeds to survive our modern battles â long hours at work, chasing after the kids & mental fatigue! Slightly less brutal, but exhausting nonetheless!
To receive all these benefits â itâs recommended that we eat 1 tablespoon of chia seed per day
How do you eat chia seed?
Chia seeds can be eaten whole, sprouted, ground or soaked to form a gel If you love playing in the kitchen, chia seeds are endless hours of fun Completely flavorless they absorb the flavor of what ever ingredients you mix them in The Mr Science trick that you can do in your kitchen is to add chia seeds in any liquid and watch it turn it into a thick sludgy gel â which is not gross, like it sounds, but actually perfect to thicken sauce, add bulk, make a pudding, or even replace an egg in baking!
The ratio for chia gel is 1 part chia seed to 10 parts liquid and let it sit for 15 minutes
To replace an egg do 1 tablespoon of chia seed in 3 tablespoons of water
If youâd rather keep it simple, sprinkle them in juice or shakes, over salads and your cerealâ¦
â¦or make my Coconut Chia Fresca â a bubble-tea like drink that will make you run in circles itâs so good! Big tip: If you do eat them whole and un-soaked, make sure to drink plenty of water, otherwise chia seeds will soak up your own internal liquids, leaving you dehydrated and maybe a little constipated! Not a great note to leave on, but I had to say it!
Thatâs the skinny on chia seeds! If youâve thought about trying them, leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us:
Question: What do you do when you need extra energy?
Iâll start â When Iâm feeling down â I make a healthy drink (usually with a sprinkle of chia seeds!) and take it out for a walk or bike ride Even just 5 minutes clears my head and getâs my blood pumping!
Where to buy chia seed in Singapore
- Get chia seeds delivered to your home from Foodsterrcom Get 10% off any order by using my coupon code LGD10 at checkout â best value in Singapore
- Canât get enough chia in your life? Make sure to check out the bundle deals from BGO Singapore!
- Order chia seed online from iHerbcom â I buy the raw chia seed, but most any kind is good iHerb offers $5 off to first-time customers, with great international delivery prices, so theyâre worth checking out
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I was a busy mom living in a busy city, frustrated by the things I learned about the products I brought into my home I began to make my own skincare from necessity and it turned into a happy, healthy & green lifestyle And now I want the same for you too