undefined undefinedGetty Images Chia seeds are all over Instagram these days—in everything from puddings to smoothies. With good reason, too. These small black seeds, responsible for a flowering plant in the mint family called salvia hispanica, are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein (four grams per one-ounce serving) and omega-3 fatty acids, per the USDA. Plus, the nutrient-rich seed is loaded with 11 grams of fiber per serving, which can help with everything from weight loss to satiety. “Many Americans are falling short of the recommendations for fiber intake, and incorporating chia into snacks and recipes can be one step towards getting more fiber,” says Cara Harbstreet, RD, of Street Smart Nutrition. But can chia seeds really help me lose weight? All that fiber in chia seeds could certainly help. Increased fiber intake can help with weight-loss goals, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.Chia seeds are also a good source of … [Read more...] about Can Chia Seeds Really Help You Lose Weight?
Chia seed pudding
Are you a fan of almonds and chocolate? Then you’re going to love this delicious Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding recipe from Independence LIVE’s weekly Healthy Cooking Class. Made with roasted walnuts, dark chocolate, coconut flakes, and chia seeds, this delicious snack packs a healthy punch while also satisfying your sweet tooth. Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding – 4 servings Ingredients:• 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk• ½ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes• ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder• ¼ cup of powdered erythritol• 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract• 1/3 cup of chia seeds• 2 tablespoons of crushed roasted almonds• ¼ cup of (optional) carob chips or dark chocolate chips (non-vegan) Directions: Toast raw almonds on a medium-low skillet for 5-10 minutes, then crush in slightly and set asideCombine ingredients 1 through 6 in a blender, HOWEVER, only use 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, and mix until well … [Read more...] about Healthy Recipe: Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding
Thursday, January 03, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: chia, chia seeds, edible seeds, goodfood, healing foods, health benefits, Salvia hispanica, superfoods (Natural News) Chia seeds come from the chia plant (Salvia hispanica), which is a flowering plant native to Mexico and Guatemala. These seeds come in a mix of colors black, brown, and white and are about the same size as sesame seeds. They may be bland, but they have a nice crunchy texture. Chia seeds are healthy too; they provide the following health benefits: Chia seeds offer healthy fats: Having a good ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is essential for optimal health. If imbalances occur, it can result in chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and obesity. Chia seeds have more omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6 fatty acids, which is good because having too much omega-6 fatty acids can lead to various diseases. An ounce of these seeds provides 4,915 milligrams (mg) of omega-3s, which is three times as many as the … [Read more...] about What you need to know about chia seeds
FOOD & DRINK 08/30/2018 05:45 am ET Those moments of weakness don’t have to get the best of us. By Leigh Weingus Picture this: You’re having a healthful, high-energy day. You had two slices of whole wheat toast for breakfast and a salad for lunch, and you’re ready to pat yourself on the back for not reaching for that post-lunch cookie. Then 4 p.m. rolls around, and you start eyeing a box of stale-looking doughnuts someone left on the office kitchen counter. You know they probably don’t taste that good, but you suddenly feel like you need sugar more than anything. Before you know it, you’ve inhaled an entire doughnut and feel a kind of buzzy exhaustion. Hey, it happens. But here’s the thing: Sugar cravings don’t have to get the best of us. In fact, they don’t have to happen at all. Functional medicine practitioner Will Cole explained that sugar cravings are ultimately rooted in a diet that doesn’t sustain us … [Read more...] about 7 Foods That Will Stop Your Sugar Cravings Before They Strike
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