Tuesday, April 10, 2007
An old superfood of the Aztecs is a new superfood for diabetics! Chia seed is the stuff made famous by Chia Pets. But you don't need to sprout it to get the benefit to blood sugar.
Just stir chia seed into your protein drinks, or soups, or protein cereals, or salad, or any dish! The little seeds plump up and give you MARVELOUS doses of Omega 3 oils, fiber, and protein.
The soluble fiber in chia seed slows down the entry of carbs into your bloodstream, so it makes the glycemic index lower, of anything you eat, And since we are balancing protein and carbs to do that anyway, we can count on chia to make our blood sugar even lower!
The other nice part of chia is that it makes life in the bathroom a bunch easier!
It increases stamina, and provides lots of good minerals, too.
All this on 4 protein grams, 12 carb grams (11 soluble fiber grams) and 9 fat grams per ounce.
Can't beat it! I stir one tablespoon into my food and drink, for a total of 4 times per day.