Ch – ch- ch- chia!
1 tablespoon chia seeds has 5 grams of fibre & 2 grams of high quality plant protein.

Our first day at the cottage in Gimili was our 57th anniversary. Over the years we have often just been at home working so it was very special to get away, relax and enjoy nature with family!

I packed up most of the supplements Melvin & I take daily, took along some flax, chia and hemp seeds plus some healthy food that we like, while others brought all the rest so we ate very well. The chia seeds came in very handy as we used them as I did my research.

The next area of reading was on losing weight & chia seeds. I am not too concerned with my weight, but I know that making good food choices, & getting rid of a few pounds can be a great benefit to my health. So I am going to share what this scientist has to say.

But first it is important to note that if we want to eat more chia seeds, we need to drink more water. So I know I have to drink a glass of water to every half or whole tablespoon or chia seeds I consume.

As well a friend mentioned to me that it is best to increase my daily consumption gradually so while at the lake I had 1 tablespoon each morning. At home we had been sprinkling a teaspoon full on our breakfast cereal each morning for years so when we got home I just increased my daily amount.

For years now we have always been drinking a glass of lemon water before each breakfast to balance our PH and as well prevent acid reflux. So on this holiday we added 1 tablespoon chia seeds to this glass of lemon water. I stirred it up a few times and we usually drank it in 20 -30 minutes before breakfast. At home now we are still enjoying the chia seeds in our lemon water each morning.

But I will gradually be adding chia seeds to our menu in different ways and the following drink is very refreshing any time of the day!

In minutes you can blend and enjoy this slushy!

1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened fruit juice (apple, pear, grape, cherry. Orange or other of choice)
1/2 cup frozen fruit chunks (or 4 frozen juice cubes)

EATING CHIA SEEDS – if you haven’t been eating them regularly until now why not start today?
Here is another suggested plan for losing weight . . . if that is your mission.

Week One & Two:
Start eating chia seed gradually so for 2 weeks have 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds with breakfast, lunch and supper. This can be sprinkled on food, mixed in or mixed with water or juice.
Week Three & Four:
Do the same as in the first weeks, but add 1/2 tablespoon mid morning and mid afternoon in water or juice
Week 5 and until you have reached a desired weight:
1 tablespoon at breakfast, lunch and supper with 1/2 tablespoon mid morning and mid afternoon.

After that, you can enjoy 45 grams chia seeds daily sprinkled on, in meals, baking or juice/water!

These little seeds are full of beneficial nutrients that can work wonders to your health. Just look at what they are packed with!

CHIA SEED – loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, amino acids, protein, omega-3 fatty acids. They are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacin (B3), Folate (B9), copper, quercetin & other beneficial phytonutrients.