Emily Morris asked:
If youâ€™ve noticed the news, Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise in the USA, and around the world, for both kids and adults. If you donâ€™t have it, itâ€™s not too late to take steps to prevent it. And if you already have it, thereâ€™s a new way to help manage it. Studies have proven the earlier you tackle any blood sugar problems, the better your chances are for success. It has also been made clear that losing excess weight can help ward off diabetes. If you could lose weight without being hungry, and if you could eat something that tasted however you wanted it to, would you do it?
Who wouldnâ€™t answer â€˜yesâ€™ to that?
You donâ€™t have to change your habits or start taking expensive pills. All you need are Chia Seeds. The Chia Seed, while not well known, is actually a Superfood. It was lost for centuries, ever since the ancient Aztecs used its super-nutrition for their armies. With the ability to keep people feeling full, and being 23% protein by weight, it isnâ€™t any wonder they were able to conquer so many lands. Every tiny seed was a powerhouse of nutrition, vitamins and essential omega-3 oils.
How easy is it to use?
Chia Seeds are actually one of the easiest things you can possibly add to your diet. Itâ€™s as simple as sprinkling them onto anything you already like to eat or drink. Chia Seeds donâ€™t have a flavor of their own. Instead, they distribute the flavors of food or drink that you add them to. This property lets them take on the taste of that food, or amplify the flavor of liquids. (Meaning when you cook with them, the food will actually taste better!)
For example, you could sprinkle them onto: breakfast cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, juice, milk, pizza, salad dressing, pasta, sandwichesâ€¦.really, anything thatâ€™s moist enough to get the seeds to stick to the surfaceâ€¦and you stay full much longer, from eating much less food!
It seems far fetched, how can little seeds do all that and more? Get ready for a double shot of weight-loss benefits:
Chia Seeds help you feel full longer, and you can actually watch the process work! Diet pills may ask you to believe they work, but MySeeds Chia shows you. If you take 1 tablespoon-full of Chia and add it to 9 tablespoonsÂ of water, stir, and wait 15 minutes, youâ€™ll see that each seed has formed a big bead of gel on the surface and the water is now thick like a gelatin. Notice how much larger this solid form is? This is what happens when you eat the seeds. The gel wonâ€™t come off the seed easily, and is made of pure water. This feels like food in the stomach, but replaces calories with water (which has 0 calories)
Chia is a fiber-rich seed. It has soluble and insoluble fiber. In fact, you can literally SEE the fiber of the Chia Seed in action, if you place it in liquid. (it will form a big bead of gel around the seed) Fiber-rich foods are processed more slowly by the body. This is a great benefit if youâ€™re trying to lose weight without starving! When foods process more slowly, you feel â€˜satisfiedâ€™ or â€˜fullâ€™ much faster than normal. This makes it easy to eat less at mealtime.
By packing in fiber, the food you eat is less calorically dense. The fiber fills you up, and performs its important roles in the colon, but ISNT absorbed by the body to turn into extra calories and fat. Insoluble fiber is not digested. It is sometimes called â€˜roughageâ€™ and helps to clean the colon.
But what about glucose? Glucose and insulin levels are important for preventing type-2 diabetes. Starchy foods, sugary drinks, and other modern-day diet options that convert quickly into sugars in the body spike insulin levels. You can give your system a break with fiber. Viscous fiber (that which appears like a gelatin) slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars and helps normalize blood glucose levels. That means itâ€™s beneficial to mix Chia Seed in with food you already like to eat.
Blood sugar naturally rises and falls through out the day. It can also be what makes you drowsy in the afternoon. Dips and spikes arenâ€™t good for consistent, healthy energy. The slowing of conversion of carbohydrates into sugar has the ability to create endurance. Carbohydrates are the fuel for energy in the body. Prolonging their conversion into sugar stabilizes metabolic changes, diminishing the surges of highs and lows creating a longer duration in their fueling effects. Protein fuels energy as well, and the protein in chia is complete. Once again, a double benefit for you.
With Chia Seeds you can deal a powerful 1-2 punch against Type-2 Diabetes risk-factors: excess weight and insulin spiking foods. Of course, there are many other benefits to Chia as well, such as healthy omega-3 oils, micro-nutrients, a full range of b-vitamins and more calcium by weight than milk. If you already have Type-2 Diabetes, itâ€™s important to watch your blood-sugar closely and ask your doctor about adding Chia Seeds to your diet. If you donâ€™t have this problem, itâ€™s not too late to stop it from ever hitting you. If you have risk factors, or, if youâ€™re just looking for a way to feel better every day, and improve your health, you need to take action right away. You need Chia Seeds!