What is the best way to consume Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are so easy to consume in so many ways. For convenience sake, we recommend adding 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass of liquid like water or juice or beverage (doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold), stir the mixture quickly to break up any clumps, let sit a few minutes, stir it again, then drink. This would give time for the seeds to absorb the liquid, swell and form an outer gel-like layer before you consume them. The gel acts like a physical barrier which facilitates a slow and uniform rate of digestion of the seeds in the body, leading to better digestion and absorption of nutrients. Put the mixture in the refrigerator if you want a thicker chia gel. The longer you let the mixture sit, the thicker the gel will become. Chia gel can be added to hot/cold cereals, sauces, salads, spreads, smoothies, etc. without changing the taste of the food and yet, adding a nutritional boost to it. You can also bake bread or muffins with whole chia seeds, without worrying about the heat affecting the quality of nutrients in the seeds. Sprinkling dry chia seeds over salads, soups and dishes are also convenient ways to make your meals more nutritious. Just remember to drink water along the way.