Chocolate Lucuma Buckwheat Pancakes (2)

This weeks Baby Step to Better Health is all about a Mega” super food that is loaded with Vitamin C and Antioxidants! Because the chia barrier is slowing the release of sugar into the system, the energy benefits become a continued, as opposed to a burst of energy that is followed by a fast crash. Adding chia to the diet is easy to do. Just take a trip to your local health food store and pick some up and you can reap the benefits of this amazing food. Whether chia seeds cause or cure constipation depends largely on how you prepare and use them. The minimum time for soaking chia seeds is 10-quince minutes, and the recommended seeds-to-liquid ratio is 1:9.

The gel-like consistency of soaked chia seeds is quite different from most foods we eat on a daily basis, and it may take some time for your body to adjust to these mucilaginous seeds. To incorporate chia seeds into your daily diet, start with a small amount and increase your intake gradually as your body gets used to the new food. Most producers and resellers of chia recommend a daily dose of 2 tablespoons, although some recommendations have been as high as seis tablespoons of chia seeds per day. If you experience constipation or any other form of intestinal distress after consuming the standard recommended dose of chia seeds, consider adjusting the amount to 1 to 2 teaspoons.

Drinking more water may be the single most important consejo for eating chia seeds without gastrointestinal side effects such as constipation and hard stools. Yet another way to prevent chia seeks from causing constipation and hard stools is to pre-soak these fluid-absorbing seeds in water or other liquid before eating them. If you’ve followed all the consejos provided above but still feel that chia seeds are causing gastrointestinal problems, listen to your body and stop eating them. Also, should you experience any other side effects from eating chia seeds , stop eating them.