Which Chia Seeds To Buy?

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Chia seeds are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be added to a wide variety of dishes and beverages. They are a good source of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various minerals and antioxidants. With so many brands and types of chia seeds available, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to … Read more

Organic Chia Seeds – A Guide

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Organic chia seeds are a nutritious and versatile ingredient that can be added to a wide variety of dishes and beverages. They are grown using organic farming methods, which means they are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Organic chia seeds are also non-GMO (genetically modified organisms), which means they are … Read more

Chia Seeds in Different Languages

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In this post, we will look at different words for chia seeds in many different languages around the world. What are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds are native to Central and South America and have been used for centuries as a staple food and for medicinal purposes. They have gained popularity in recent years due to … Read more

The Power of 1 tsp of Chia Seeds Every Day: A Simple Way to Boost Nutrient Intake

Chia seeds on spoon

Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses, packed with amazing health benefits. Eating a mere teaspoon of chia seeds every day can make a huge difference to your overall health and well-being. These tiny seeds are loaded with essential fibers and vitamins, and can help regulate digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and aid in weight loss. In this … Read more

Chia Seeds for Weight Gain

Chia seeds are a highly nutritious food and a popular superfood, due to their high content of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. They are also a great way to add extra nutrition to your diet, particularly if you want to gain weight. In this article, we will look at the benefits of consuming chia … Read more

Best Low FODMAP Chia Pudding Recipe

low fodmap chia pudding

Chia pudding is a type of dessert or snack made with chia seeds, milk or plant-based milk, and sweetener. It is typically made by mixing chia seeds with milk or plant-based milk and letting it sit for a few hours or overnight, until the chia seeds absorb the liquid and form a thick, pudding-like consistency. … Read more

Are Chia Seeds Good for IBS?

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Can chia seeds be a good option for those with IBS?  In this post, we will explore that question, and look at other ways to find relief for IBS, including by adding chia seeds to the diet. What are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds are a type of seed that is high in nutrients and has … Read more

The Chia Plant – Salvia Hispanica

Salvia hispanica or chia plant

Salvia hispanica, commonly known as the chia plant, is a flowering plant in the mint family that is native to Mexico and Central America.  The plant is typically grown in regions with warm, sunny climates and well-draining soil, such as Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Chia seeds are also grown in other parts of the world, … Read more

Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes

Vegan chia seed pancakes

Vegan chia seed pancakes are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional pancakes made with eggs and dairy. They are made with a mixture of all-purpose flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and plant-based milk, and can be flavored with vanilla extract and maple syrup for added sweetness. To make vegan chia seed pancakes, you will … Read more

The Chia Egg – An Easy Plant-Based Egg Substitute

Chia egg guide

Chia seeds are a nutritious and convenient option for those looking to incorporate more plant-based protein and fiber into their diet. Using chia eggs as a vegan egg substitute is a great way to add these nutrients to your recipes, while also providing a source of sustained energy and nutrition. In this post, we will … Read more

Chia Seed Cereal Guide – With Homemade Recipe

Chia Seed Cereal

Chia seed cereal is a nutritious and convenient way to add chia seeds to your diet. It is high in fiber, plant-based protein, and antioxidants, and it can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes. In this post, we will look at what chia seed cereal is, what the benefits are, and a recipe … Read more

Do Chia Seeds Help You Poop?

Do chia seeds help you poop?

In this post, we will see if chia seeds can help you to go poop, and how you can use them to help with any constipation. Do Chia Seeds Help You Poop? Chia seeds can help promote regularity and prevent constipation due to their high fiber content. The soluble fiber in chia seeds absorbs water … Read more

Can Birds Eat Chia Seeds? What Birds Do?

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Chia seeds are becoming increasingly popular as a nutritious addition to the human diet. They are packed with essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Chia seeds are often included in smoothies, salads, and other foods to provide a nutritional boost. However, many people wonder whether chia seeds are safe for … Read more

Chia Seed Tea – A Healthy & Refreshing Drink

Chia seed tea

Chia seeds have been used for centuries for their numerous health benefits. These tiny black and white seeds are packed with nutrients and are a great source of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. One of the ways to enjoy the benefits of chia seeds is by making chia seed tea, which is a … Read more

Are Chia Seeds Keto Friendly? A Close Look

Chia seeds on keto

Chia seeds are small, nutty-flavored seeds that are native to Central and South America. They are a type of flowering plant in the mint family and have been a staple food in the diets of the Aztecs and Mayans for centuries. Chia seeds are highly nutritious, containing a good amount of fiber, protein, plant-based omega-3 … Read more

Oatmeal with Flaxseed and Chia

Healthy oatmeal with flaxseed and chia

Oatmeal with flaxseed and chia seeds is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option that is packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Oatmeal is a whole grain that is high in soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. Flaxseeds are a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, … Read more

Chia Seeds for Horses

Chia seeds for horses

Chia seeds have become increasingly popular in the equine world in recent years as an excellent source of nutrition for horses. These small, black or white seeds are packed with essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to any horse’s diet. In this post, we’ll take a … Read more

Can You Cook Chia Seeds?

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A common question that gets asked about chia seeds, is if you can cook chia seeds.  There are a couple of things to be aware of before cooking your chia seeds, so read this post for the full information. We’ll also discuss options for eating chia seeds and different ways to prep them or add … Read more

Chia Seed Recipes

Chia Seed Recipes

The following is our growing collection of chia seed recipes.  These are healthy and great ways to add chia seeds to your daily intake! Chia Seed Recipes for Weight Loss The following are some great chia seed recipes to add to your weight-loss regimen.  Chia seeds are so good for weight loss because they contain … Read more

Complete Guide to Chia Seed Water with Easy Recipe

Chia Seed Water with lemon or lime

You may have seen the popularity of chia seed water on TikTok, or seen it recommended for weight loss. In this post, you will learn about chia seed water, including what it is, what the benefits are, how to drink it for weight loss, the best times to drink it, and a simple and quick … Read more

Is Chia Pudding Healthy? (Can It Actually Be Good For You?)

Healthy Chia Seed pudding

Chia pudding can be a pretty tasty treat and a great alternative to regular pudding.  It can also work well in a plant-based diet. But is chia seed pudding healthy for you?  Can it taste good and be good for you at the same time? We’ll explore that in this post. Is Chia Pudding Healthy? … Read more

Easy 2 Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding

easy 2 ingredient chia seed pudding with raspberries

Chia seed pudding is incredibly easy to make, especially when you use this very easy two-ingredient chia seed pudding recipe. This recipe is best for when you are looking for a chia seed pudding that has a minimal amount of calories or will be the simplest for you to make.  Also, this might be the … Read more

Ground Chia Seeds vs. Whole – Which is Better?

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For a while, we were soaking our chia seeds, due to the increased health benefits as well as making them easier to eat.  But recently I have discovered the increased benefit of grinding the chia seeds first to make ground chia seeds. I’ve actually found the process to be easier as well.  Let’s jump into … Read more

How to Use Chia Seeds for Weight Loss – Simple Effective Methods

How to use chia seeds for weight loss

Chia Seeds are an awesome superfood that are packed with nutrition and health benefits.  (Learn more about chia seeds in our Chia Seed Guide) Did you know that Chia Seeds might also help to aid you in weight loss as well? In this post, you’ll learn why Chia Seeds could help you to lose weight, … Read more

Can You Boil Chia Seeds? Here’s Why I Wouldn’t (in Oatmeal or Water)

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There’s someone I know who boils their chia seeds in oatmeal every morning.  This is a question that will sometimes be asked about chia seeds, can you boil chia seeds? While you can boil chia seeds, and they will be edible, I don’t recommend it, and here’s why.  (If you want to learn more about … Read more

Can I Soak Chia Seeds in Hot Water? (Or Should it Be Cold?)

Soaked chia seeds

We’ve done a couple of posts on soaking chia seeds and a common question seems to be if you can soak chia seeds in hot water? And also, should you soak chia seeds in cold or hot water? We will look at soaking chia seeds in hot water in this post, as well as how … Read more

What Do Chia Seeds Taste Like? How to Make them Taste Good

raw chia seeds on spoon

We’ve eaten soaked chia seeds pretty faithfully every day, and most people we know have no idea what chia seeds even are.  They’ve never seen them or tasted them.  (For a complete view of chia seeds, you can see our complete chia seeds guide here) If you see soaked chia seeds, those look even stranger.  … Read more

How Long to Soak Chia Seeds – A Guide

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Chia seeds are very good for you and so nutritious.  Our family has been eating them for some time now.  But we rarely eat them dry. (You can learn more about chia seeds at The Ultimate Guide to Chia Seeds) Usually, we will soak the chia seeds first in either water, coconut milk, or almond … Read more

Do You Need to Soak Chia Seeds Before Eating?

Soaked chia seeds

Chia seeds are a wonderful and healthy superfood to incorporate into your diet.  Our family eats them every single morning with our breakfast. (We recommend the chia seeds at iHerb here. They are high-quality and very low-cost) They are honestly, one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and a reason they are called a … Read more

How to Soak Chia Seeds – A Complete Guide

Soaked chia seeds

In our family, we will usually soak chia seeds before eating them.  It’s usually a strange concept to most of our friends or family who see it, but this is something we’ve been doing for some time now. It really isn’t too hard to learn how to soak chia seeds.  In this post, I’ll share … Read more