I’ve been experimenting with a number of different food types in recent years, and I now find myself eating mostly vegetarian. This means I am always looking for interesting, wholesome, cost effective ingredients to add to my meals.
Welcome Chia seeds.
Today I’d like to share with you what Chia seeds are, why I choose to include this superfood into my diet, and also why they are best used in moderation.
What are Chia seeds?
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant of the same family as mint. It’s native to Mexico and Guatemala, and history suggests it was an important crop for the Aztecs.
It’s dark, and you’re woken by an insistent, loud, vibrating alarm on your bedside table.
Drowsy, you pull yourself upright and go about your morning routine. But wait, something is different.
There’s a cloud in front of you. Hold on, you notice a tingle in the back of your nose. Oh no.
“Damn it, I’m getting the flu!”
It’s the time of year again, winter (well, at least in Australia anyway), where it’s almost expected that we get the flu.
It’s annoying, disruptive, and disgusting.
I know all too well.
Got a stubborn waistline that even 1,000 crunches hasn’t moved?
Sick of looking down at your stomach, rather than your feet?
Want to burn fat fast?
I didn’t. In fact, I’m not convinced I lost anything, but I believe there’s nothing stopping you from achieving a body transformation.
I wasn’t chasing fat loss, so that’s not why I’m writing this. 🙂
I came across Shredtea through a friend of mine who tried it and claimed to achieve results.
How I wondered?
I hope you enjoyed the last posts on why I chose to juice detox, and how I did it. It isn’t scientific (you can find heaps of that all over the web), as much as it is a recount of the personal, physiological, and emotional effects I encountered.
Wow. What an experience.
As I write this, 2 weeks after the completion of the detox experiment, I still find myself influenced by the experience.
I’m more appreciative, thankful, thoughtful, and concious of the wonderful foods I eat.
Welcome to the second of a three part post covering my juice detox experiment.
In the last post, you will have learned why I decided to undertake this journey, and some of the benefits that convinced me to try it.
Everyone chooses their own path to take, and for me, the path for this journey was clear.
I wanted to test my mental connection to food, and gain an understanding of my cravings and what they were caused by. To regain awareness and appreciation of food.