Completely oblivious to fad foods and trends (and, yes, I have read Born To Run, but are you expecting me to remember every single line in the book… ;)), chia seeds didn’t really make it into my head until Poppy’s Style’s comment.
Last week in the health store, I saw them, chia seeds. So, on a whim I just bought a bag, having this faint memory of someone recommending them to me.
The bag has been lying on the kitchen counter for nearly a week now until today I was brave enough to try them. I am not always the most attentive reader, so all I remembered that if you put them in water they expand and you can then drink them. So I put a tablespoon in water.
It looked like this about an hour later. I was busy, so I couldn’t check online how long you are supposed to leave them in water before drinking…
I waited another 4 hours. Actually, I worked another 4 hours before I even remembered that they were still waiting for me…
They expanded a lot more. Then I drank them. They are pretty tasteless. That’s not a bad thing. Now I am waiting to see what happens next (if you are not seeing a post from me over the next 3 days, DON”T TRY THIS AT HOME… I am just saying…).
I’ll do some research and will tell you more on what is happening. These are some of the supposed benefits:
- Provides energy
- Boosts strength
- Bolsters endurance
- Levels blood sugar
- Induces weight loss
- Aids intestinal regularity
Interesting article in the Huffington Post in case you want to read more.