Chia seeds are so beneficial I try to include them in my diet every day. They are a complete food all in one simple seed; high in protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and omega 3 fats, making it a true super food powerhouse.
Chia seeds are also great for detoxification. Due to their high fiber content chia seed gel is an excellent way to support bowel elimination so toxins don’t back up and make you sick.
You always want to soak chia seeds before you eat them to ensure you get the full benefit. Nuts and seeds have enzyme inhibitors that can bind to nutrients causing nutrient deficiencies. Soaking them eliminates these enzyme inhibitors so your body can absorb the nutrients. Also, chia seeds soak up so much water, if you don’t soak them before you eat them, they can cause dehydration.
Chia Seed Detox Drink Recipe (Lemonade)
16 ounces purified water
2 tablespoons raw organic chia seeds
1-3 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1-3 drops stevia
Add the chia seeds to room temp purified water and stir off and on for about 10 minutes until it forms a chia seed gel (a jello like consistency-do not strain)
Refrigerate for 3 or more hours. Soaking over night is fine too.
When you are ready to drink it, add lemon juice and stevia to taste and enjoy 🙂
All the best to your health!
Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant