Hey Healthy Hotties,
I am over the moon to introduce you ladies to our latest and greatest blog sponsor….DRINK CHIA! You may remember they participated in our Summer Swag Bag Giveaways last year. I have had the pleasure of getting to know the company and one of it’s founders, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gideon J. Lewis (the handsome adventure seeker with the million dollar smile holding the bottle). Gideon and the company are on a mission “to inspire people to be engaged in their health, try new things, seek adventure, and be active in their communities.” LOVE THAT! I am very proud to share ‘internet real estate’ with this company and promote them.
Have you been noticing chia seeds everywhere lately? Kale took over in 2012 and this year it’s all about the chia seed! We have been incorporating flax seeds and flax seed oil into our diet for some time now, but chia seeds do not go rancid the way flax seeds do and contain a higher level of Omega 3’s. From hydration to brain function, the list of benefits from chia seeds are endless and I encourage you all to add them to your diet. They also help maintain healthy weight because of the high fiber content. One of the easiest and fastest ways to add chia seeds to your diet is by drinking them. When the chia seed is wet it forms a gelatinous substance that takes longer to digest. You stay fuller longer which prevents overeating.
In case you are wondering, yes– chia seeds are the same seed from the famed Chia Pets popularized in the 80’s! Can you hear the song in your head? Cha-Cha-Cha Chia!
Check out the health benefits via http://www.drinkchianow.com:
Chia seeds have amazing absorptive properties. In fact, those tiny seeds can absorb 9 to 12 times their weight in water. When you consume them, your body is getting prolonged hydration and retaining important electrolytes.
Our chia seeds pretty much come straight from the farm and into your bottle of Drink Chia! Because they are a whole, unprocessed food, our bodies break down these little chia dynamos slowly, balancing our blood sugar levels and giving us endurance for the long haul.
Chia seeds not only contain natural antioxidants, but they also hold the highest known concentration of plant-based Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which studies show are important to the health of our hearts and other vital organs.
As they are for the heart, Omega-3 fatty acids are important to brain health and function. Studies suggest they can improve nerve function and alleviate symptoms associated with a number of conditions, such as OCD and ADHD.