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Anyone else include them in your diet?
I am really obsessed with them. They make me feel great, skin look clearer and they are crazy high in Omega-3s and protein. The fiber and the gelatinous substance that it creates in your stomach expands to 10x the size of the amount of seeds you consume, filling you up. The gel also goes through your intestinal track, and it binds remarkably well with unused bile-salts that your liver extracted. Because the seed creates the gel when combined with moisture in your stomach, drink a lot of water or else it will dehydrate you. Thought I would share some details for those of you who don't know about them.
This video is kinda girly, but it explains the benefits pretty well.
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There's a lot of hype about chia seeds. It's hard to believe everything you hear. Today on Superfoods we're going to teach you why they actually live up to their super reputation and why to eat chia seeds, even if they're a little unusual.
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Can you deep fry 'em?
Haha no. And I don't know if this idea would actually work but...
If you ate a bunch of these WITH fried foods, it might help your body not absorb some of the bad fats in the fried food. As they were explained to me by a doctor: Bile-salts, put into the intestines by the liver, are what allows fats to be absorbed through the intestinal wall and transported into the body.
So if Chia's Gel attaches to and removes bile salts, and since chia has such a high amount of fiber, it is possible that your intestine will not have the amount of time or bile salts needed to fully process the fats of the fried food.
Fried Food with lessened consiquences?
Boom! #speculativescience #certainlywrong
This is basically like trying to read Chinese for me.
But it's interesting and thanks for sharing the video.
Its okay, its likely is about as accurate as a Hy-Vee Chinese fortune cookie.
They should base a character off of me on the Big Bang Theory and cast me as the stupid, fat former jock who tries too hard.
Doc, been there, ate that. I like the little devils. Kind of like chewing on miniature sesame seeds. Put them on cereal, in salads, etc. Are excellent for straightening out your gastric system. less farts, better shaped turds.
It is remarkable what it does to the gastric system. I usually just stick two spoonfuls in my mouth, fill my mouth with water and down it. Then drink more water to get stragglers and hydrate. It is totally with the money IMO.
Doc is trying to trick us into eating chia pet seeds? I am sure they are great for the iintestinal tract...
Haha! Well played Misty, well played.
I got a bag of chia seeds in my fridge. Blend them into my smoothies mostly for the protein, but great fiber content as well.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
Awesome! Your a blender huh? I get that, great fiber and the benefits of juicing. I'm a juicer myself, about six days a week anyway. What kind of blender do you have? Most people I know have some variation of a Vitamix.
I do "whole juicing" with a vitamix, although I've been slipping quite a bit lately. Buck and I chronicled some juice fasts here a while back. Perk was a juicer back in the day; he probably needs to get back on it!
Downvote. But you're right. I do need to get back on it.
Haha, it is pretty amazing stuff when you really look at it. For some reason I can only make it 6 days on a fast, so I don't fast much anymore. I just try to juice in the first half of the day and eat a decent meal at night. (though during tough times, booze can throw a wrench in the whole operation.) Good stuff guys.
I probably should be eating these. I'm on a cut right now. 220 g protien / 99 grams of fat / 145 grams of carbs per day. Having a hard time keeping my carbs down as it is. It's hard to hit that much protien/fat and keep your carbs down without shooting your cholesterol through the roof. Today I hit 230 grams of protein, 60 grams of fat, and 164 grams of carbs.
Not too upset with going over on carbs because I was way down on fat, and still hit under my calorie allotment for the day. Today i consumed 2112 out of the 2350 I am allotted. I did only have 19 grams of fiber though, that should have been up around 40.
You are right, Chia seed would be a great way to supplement this diet.. It would address a lot of these issues with one intake. With your carb issues, I would really suggest these. Chia Seeds, when taken with carbohydrates keep the glycemic index stable, helping with hunger and blood sugar. So systemically, it helps keep carb-intake and cravings down.
Where do you get them? Are they sold in most grocery stores in the organic aisle? Do you have to order them off of amazon?
Yeah that can be tricky, but is getting easier by the day. They are usually in the health food/organic section if the store has one. Otherwise, it is in the baked goods section (you can also use it as a flour substitue in baking.)
I got mine at the Costco in Coralville. 2 lb bag was $9-10.
If I'm adding Chia seeds to my oatmeal, do i do it before or after I microwave it? or does it matter?
That is a great price, but with these cheaper isn't always better. I have gotten really cheap ones before and tossed them because they don't gel up like the good stuff (which is how the nutrients get out of the seed.) Good price though.
Oatmeal probably wouldn't matter because it is gooey anyway, and the chia gel might actually make it thicker. But like any type of food, very much heating damages the structure of the food and it is not quite as good for you. I would mix it in after you heat the oatmeal personally, but it probably wouldn't hurt the oatmeal either way.
Here is what happens when chia and water combine to form the gel:
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You microwave your oatmeal? You might as well be cooking a pizza with a pre-made crust.
What do you do? Gnaw on that stuff cold? I don't have time to sit and wait for a pot to heat. 3 minutes and I'm done.
Also, Doc I'm not worried about ruining the oatmeal. Oats are oats. I just didn't know if I should be adding the seeds before or after.
Is it also common to not poop the first day you eat them? Did the gel stop my system? I had the seeds, plus a fiber drink, and 2 cups of coffee and I haven't even had an urge.
Everyone is different. It will not block you up with the gel.
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