CHIA TO THE RESCUE!
Ch . . .Ch. . . Ch . . . HOW CAN CHIA HELP YOU?
Diseases are often caused by our lifestyle choices. By making healthier choices we can often prevent or treat many diseases. Chia’s powerful antioxidants can protect or repair our cells. The Omega 3 fatty acids can help us in our fight against cancer & often shrink tumors.
Chia seeds can help lower blood pressure, help reduce cardiac inflammation, reduce blood fat & increase good cholesterol, reduce fat buildup in arteries and so much more.
Chia can help both type 1 and type 2 diabetes by slowing the rate or carbohydrates’ conversion into sugar thus helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Chia gel surrounds carbs during digestion slowing their release into the blood stream & helping to moderate blood sugar levels.
IBS, diverticulitis, constipation & other digestive ills are all caused by a poorly-functioning large intestine, usually caused by lack of fibre. This problem can often be minimized by eating chia seeds.
Chia brings moisture to the large intestines and helps move things along.
DRINK YOUR WATER
Chia swells 9-12 times it’s size in the stomach. It is especially important to get enough liquid to help the body utilize chia. Drink 8 ounces for each Tablespoon chia you consume.
The wide range of protein, vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, fatty acids and antioxidants that chia delivers provide the nutrition our body needs to run efficiently. The omega-fatty acids help our bodies repair.
Inflammation is at the root of many illnesses. It causes aging, health disease, arthritis, acne, asthma, food sensitivities, intolerances, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune system diseases. These are just a few.
Chia has generous amounts of antioxidants that can help strengthen the immune system & prevent cells from over-reacting. The high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in chia can help decrease inflammation, normalizing the affected area. As well the alpha-linolenic acid in chia can fortify the immune system.
BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH
The Omega-3 fatty acids in chia can nourish the brain and help create a sense of calmness. Tryptophan in chia can help the brain create 2 feel-good neurotransmitters; serotonin & melatonin. Chia can help prevent anxiety, stress and depression.
SKIN, HAIR & NAIL HEALTH
A number of beneficial nutrients in chia can improve the skin, remove inflammation, harden the nails, & softensthe skin and hair. The antioxidants in chia protect the skin from acne, bacteria, fungi and toxins.
Melvin & I have been eating a teaspoon of chia for a few years, so now we increased the amount to having a tablespoon before breakfast and one tablespoon mid afternoon. In the morning we mix it into our lemon juice and mid afternoon I blend it into a healthy drink of some kind.
After 2 weeks I will add chia to more of our recipes so we get another tablespoon. After the 3 tablespoons we will stay there and I am looking forward to seeing what that will do to our bodies. Winnie