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Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Chia Seeds Health Benefits
Chia seeds have long been recognized as a super food. These tiny, black seeds from the Salvia Hispanic plant originated from South America. Chia is part of the staple diet of the Aztecs and Mayans in the past and the word “Chia” means strength in the ancient Mayan language. Despite its ancient roots, Chia seeds have only been distinguished recently as one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

So what makes Chia seeds among the healthiest food? Here are the reasons:

  1. Full of Antioxidants – It is a good source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in preventing free radicals which damage the molecules in our cell that can cause cancer and increase the effect of aging.
  2. Rich in Fiber – It is one of the best sources of fiber. They are made out of 40% fiber, by weight. Our bodies need fiber for better digestion. Since chia seeds are almost all fiber, it can absorb up to 12 times it weight when soaked in water. Consuming them make on feel more full and lessens our appetite.
  3. Good Source for Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Our brain and body needs Omega-3. We usually get this from fish. These seeds have more Omega-3 than salmon, per gram.
  4. Packed with Nutrients – These tiny seeds are actually a good source of nutrients. It has Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus and as well as vitamins like Zinc, Vitamin B1, B3, B2 and Potassium. An ounce of Chia seeds only contains 137 calories and one gram of carbohydrates.
  5. Source for Protein – Compared to other plant food, Chia seeds are a good source for quality protein. They are composed of 14% Protein.
  6. Contains Essential Bone Nutrients – It is loaded with calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. These are essential to our bones. Chia seeds contain more calcium than other dairy products.

So if you’re looking to try out new food why don’t you give this superfood a try? They’re easy to prepare as part of your drinks, meals and even as a substitute to egg. These seeds may be tiny but they’re definitely a super food. For delicious recipe ideas, you can browse our chia seeds recipes here.

Fast Metabolism Diet Approved Brands for Pastas

We are aware that a lot of our fast metabolism dieters are having a hard time finding FMD-compliant brands of pasta,– the one that is healthy to eat and won’t let you suffer from the horrible symptoms of gluten sensitivity. So we have compiled this fast metabolism diet approved brands guide so that you will have an idea what to buy when you’re shopping at your local grocery store.

FMD Approved Brands for Pastas
Brown Rice Pasta – Most brown rice pasta’s texture is stickier and softer than wheat pasta, so be careful not to overcook it. You can have this on Phase 1. The brands that are recommended for brown rice pasta are Tinkyada and Lundberg.

quinoaQuinoa Pasta – Quinoa pasta are harder to find than brown rice pasta, this is due to the fact that some quinoa pasta contains corn flour, which is not allowed in the diet. But this quinoa pasta from Eden Organic is only made from quinoa, and buckwheat, which are allowed in the diet. Aside from that, they are naturally gluten-free, so it’s safe to use for people with gluten intolerance.

Sprouted Grain/Spelt Pasta – Since sprouted grain and Spelt are allowed in the diet, you can also use Sprouted Grain and Spelt pasta on Phase 1/3. You can use Essential Eating which it is made of 100% sprouted grain for spaghetti recipes.

spelt noodles

For those who prefer to eat spelt pasta, then Nature’s Legacy/Vita Spelt Noodles is the one for you. And guess what? They also sell egg noodles; all the more healthy for you to eat! You can find them in grocery stores or buy them online.

konjac noodles.

Konjac Noodles – the miraculous noodles – recently, this noodles has been making a buzz in the health and fitness industry. It’s because this noodle is made up from Konjac root, which is a soluble dietary fiber This will help slow your digestion and help you feel fuller, reducing your unhealthy cravings. Haylie announced recently that it is allowed to eat in all phases. Yes, you read it right! It is allowed to eat in ALL Phases, even the carb-free Phase 2!

Just because you’re not allowed to eat wheat or gluten food products does not mean it’s the end for you. You can still enjoy making your delicious pasta, and baking your favorite recipes by switching to healthier alternatives. Expand your horizon and see all the goodness the food can bring to your health!

Hottest Fast Metabolism Diet Products For the Month of April

As a fast metabolism dieter, we’ve been on constant lookout for foods, kitchen utensils and other stuff that we can utilize to make our fast metabolism diet journey an enjoyable and breezy one.

Hottest Fast Metabolism Diet Products For the Month of April

If you curious as to what other dieters are buying online or what are the hit in the market for us FMdieters, then pay attention as starting this month we will reveal the items that are most loved by the community! For this month of April, there are 4 who made it to the top list of best sellers, they are:

1. Shelton’s Turkey Jerky – Phase 2

turkey jerkeyThis protein-based snack is a life-saver in Phase 2! We all know how most dieters dreaded Phase 2, but these turkey sticks prove to be a powerful snack to help you overcome this Phase.

2. CaCao Nibs – Phase 3

nibsNo matter how diligent we are in following the program, sometimes it’s hard to resist sweet cravings especially if a bar of mouthwatering chocolate is served on the table!

But the good thing is that you don’t need to fret about it! The great thing about the fast metabolism diet is that it lets you give in to your cravings without ruining your diet! And if you want some chocolate boost? We got you covered! These Cacao nibs are so popular among dieters when making their favorite mouthwatering chocolate recipes!

3. Fast Metabolism Food RX.

It’s only a few months since the release of Haylie’s latest book, but it’s already dominating the health and fitness industry! There’s no doubt there, Fast Metabolism Food RX has paved its way in repairing your metabolic pathway to help in restoring your energy levels back to its top shape.

4. Cashew Cheese – Phase 3

Beyond Better Cashew Cheese Dip and Sauce MixSince the fast metabolism diet follows a healthy, non-dairy principles, it is sometimes difficult for us to find a healthy alternative to our once favorite dairy recipes. But this Cashew cheese has been on the rise as you incorporate it with your cheesy and delectable fast metabolism diet recipes!

Now you have an idea what other dieters are up to, hope these cues will somehow give you a glimpse what its like to be serious with this happy weight-loss journey.