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The New Super Seed!




I have been doing some research on the new chia seeds that Dr. Oz and tons of health professionals are raving about and I am so excited to share this information with all of you!

Chia seeds include fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, and protein and provide maximum amount of nutrients with minimum amount of calories. They contain 500% more calcium than milk and the same amount of omega 3's as a wild salmon.

These are the effects of chia seeds:
Anti-agingHeart health
Weight LossStabilized blood sugar
Gastro-intestinal healthBreast health
Bone healthProstate health
Prenatal healthMenopausal symptoms

Chia seeds take on the flavor of whatever you soak them in.

We need 20-35g of fiber in our diet everyday and we usually only get 12-25g. In one ounce of chia seeds you get 11g of fiber!

They are key in weight loss and digestion and since they swell up when they are soaked they are filling as well.

You can mix 1 Oz of chia seeds with 3/4 C of your favorite juice and it becomes a tasty smoothy!
 Let them sit for about 30-45 minutes. Mix them with milk, juice, smoothies, yogurt, add them to muffin recipes. They are amazing!

I have a sample recipe here I got from Dr. Oz's website that is supposed to give you Lustrous Hair. The celebrities swear by it.

Chia Seed Shake
2C unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
powdered or liquid stevia

I really hope you all give this a try and let me know how it goes!!! Just one more step toward a healthier lifestyle!