Smooth Out Your Elimination with Chia Seeds
I am not big on superfood fads but I make an exception for Chia seeds and eat them almost every day. They are so easy to use and soothing for my digestion as well as being full of powerful nutrients and gluten free as well.
Try taking 2 tbsp of Chia Gel per day. You can pour it onto your porridge or add to soups/ smoothies etc. Perhaps increase the amount once your digestion gets used to it, but you don’t need a huge amount. Don’t eat them dry.
If you want to get fancy you can soak in a plant based milk and create a lovely chia pudding with fruit, coconut milk, chocolate etc. There are loads of recipes online.
How to make your Chia Gel
Ratio of water to seeds is 6:1 or even up to 10:1 depending on how runny you want it. Simply put your water in a jar, add the seeds, put a lid on and shake. 2 mins later shake again then put it in the fridge.
Soak for 2 hours, or overnight tends to be easiest.
Why Eat Chia?
Chia seeds are full of soluble fibre so will aid slow bowel and help create your easeful daily poo! Interestingly chia is usually also calming for a more irritable digestive system (but do some gentle experiments to find out).
Chia can stabilise blood pressure and blood sugar levels and blood lipid levels. They also supply protein, essential fatty acids (lots of omega 3s) and many minerals and vitamins including phosphorus calcium potassium and magnesium. In addition they contain antioxidants such as polyphenols and tocopherols.
Many believe that Chia offer slow release hydration, ie better than water if you are really dried out. My tip is to take Chia gel when you know it is going to be difficult to drink enough, eg when travelling, especially flying.
Get the science here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6627181/
The chia plant is a member of the mint family and was traditionally grown in South and Central America but is now grown worldwide. European chia may not be more sustainable if grown under glass.
My wellness coaching is all about getting to know what you need as an individual. We start by taking a step back and evaluating your habits and your wellness. Most people are dehyrated even though they drink a lot and their elimination patterns (ie pooping) are erratic. I love that we can change a few simple things to stablise our digestion and our systems and a more stable life flows from there.
Take a look at my short wellness course for support get Chia and better eating and drinking habits into your life and realise the inner radiance and clarity that you deserve. Or click here for the Thrive process – a year of transformation in community.
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