Chia seeds — popularized by the terra-cotta figurines since the 1970s — are the latest superfood craze. Chia is an edible, gluten-free seed that is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3. The seed’s many health contributions include lower blood pressure, weight loss, improved heart and brain function, and reduced glucose levels. Idiot’s Guides: The Chia Seed Diet provides 150 recipes for making delicious chia teas, smoothies, breads, desserts, sauces, and more. Tips on adding chia to just about any meal, recommendations for the optimal amount of chia, and advice on buying the seeds locally and online are also included. Two-weeks of sample meals show how easy it can be to incorporate chia seeds into any diet.
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Published by Alpha Feb 04, 2014| 320 Pages| ISBN 9781615645312