1. Chia Seeds
When prescribing essential fatty acids, you are usually advised to take anti-oxidants to prevent the 'oils' from going 'rancid' or being destroyed in your body. With Chia, unlike the regularsources of omega-3 oils (e.g., flax, hemp, or fish), the antioxidants are 'built in' so taking Chia doesn’t require supplementing with artificial or added antioxidants such as vitamins in order to remain fresh. Chia is an antioxidant-rich, whole food that naturally protects itself from oxidation, and that is the reason why Chia seeds remain fresh for longer.
How to Prepare Chia Seeds for ingestion:
Place 1/3 cup of Chia seeds into a container (with a lid) and add 2 cups of water. Whisk/shake the mixture briskly, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and whisk again. Seal the container and place in the refrigerator (where it will last up to 3 weeks).
Up to 3 tablespoons 3 times a day is the recommended dosage for the Chia seeds gel mixture.
You can incorporate the gel into foods, such as jams, yogurt, and smoothies.
You can also get the health benefits of Chia seeds from grounding them into a powder and using them in baking or cooking. The recommended dosage for raw Chia seeds is 1-4 tablespoons a day.
Some of the reasons for recommending the elderly to use Chia Seeds:
Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/health/alternative-medicine/articles
Nutritional information from: http://www.thechiaco.com.au/
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Possible Side effects of Chia Seeds