Comment: He's right

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Michael Nystrom's picture

He's right

The way you're consuming those seeds isn't the best for you, and hard stools are a sign of dehydration

If you want the fiber, psyllium husks are probably cheaper. The advantage to chia seeds are the omega 3's, and the mucousy, gelatinous texture of the chia seeds after they've been soaked. They say that helps sweep toxins out of the body.

All nuts and seeds should be soaked before consuming. Seeds are filled with enzyme inhibitors, which allows them to stay dormant for years, decades, centuries and even millennia! If you ingest un-soaked raw seeds, they're basically useless in terms of nutrition to your body.

Once you soak them in water, they begin to sprout. A couple of hours should be good for chia seeds.

I found this on Natural News, but I soak mine for more than 10 minutes.

Chia seeds are said to have:

*2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,

*5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones,

*2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,

*3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries

*3 times more iron than spinach

*copious amounts of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids

They are a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. They are also a fabulous source of soluble fibre. Like flax, chia is highly hydrophilic: the seeds absorb water and create a mucilaginous gel. They can hold 9-12 times their weight in water and they absorb it very rapidly - in under 10 minutes.

One advantage of chia is that because it has such a high antioxidant content, the seeds stay stable for much longer, whereas flax, for example, may turn rancid. Chia seeds can easily be stored dry for 4-5 years without deterioration in flavour, odour or nutritional value. You can substitute chia in any recipe that calls for flax.

The taste of chia is very mild and pleasant. That means you can easily combine it with other foods without changing the taste dramatically. People add chia to their sauces, bread batters, puddings, smoothies and more. The flavour is retained, plus a lot more nutrition is added.

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Anyway, FYI.

Best of luck. Peace.

He's the man.