- Packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants, and fiber
- Great in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods, or smoothies
- Can be added to sauces as a thickener, or even used in baked goods as a replacement for egg
- Excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium, and potassium
- 3 tablespoons contain 6 times more calcium than whole milk and 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
A healthy addition to my smoothies
A friend recently lost some weight and I asked her why she would get so thin, and she said she wasn't trying to lose weight. She started putting these Chia seeds in her water and she lost weight. I'm not sure they are good for weight loss, but I bought them and did what she said. I put 3 teaspoons (she said she does 2) in my 23.7 oz bottle of Arrowhead water everyday, then I put it in the fridge so it stays cold and leave it in there for at least an hour or two. She does hers the day before, so she always has one ready. The Chia seeds fluff up with a slimy coating (not sure what else to call it), and the first time I drank it, it was odd literally chewing on my water. The Chia seeds only took up 20% of the water area, but I like to shake it so I get some with every drink/bite. I drink 3, 23.7 oz. of water minimum per day, but now, 1 of them is fortified with the Chia seeds. After one week, I can honestly say (okay, this is personal, but I buy based on honest reviews and like to help others, too) that one "movement" per day is more "exceptional" than the others that day. It's usually in the morning, and after just 1 week, I literally feel better. I recently lost weight and started eating some bad foods I should not be eating. I thought I'd put all the weight back on I lost and I didn't! I was like...hmm, is this cause I drink my Chia seeds every day now? I am going to start getting back on the treadmill and watch my diet more. The health benefits alone are insane, and my water really doesn't have much flavor at all. I must be a geek, cause I get excited to drink my water with my Chia seeds now! I wouldn't want to do the Metamucil or any of those other fiber things I've tried because they are all disgusting. They give you stomach problems, too. This gives me NO stomach/intestinal problems whatsoever! If I get a lot of fiber and it has all the health benefits one of the reviewers mentioned, I'm in for life! Thanks, Nutiva, for making a healthy, organic product I enjoy that's good for me!
A great tasting brand!Good quality seeds, and a very reasonable price.Much more reasonable than what you would pay for in the health food store.
A good way to increase the nutrition of my oatmeal.