Chia seeds were named a superfood a few years back and gained a lot of attention. They’re renowned for their anti-inflammatory effects, omega 3’s, antioxidants like vitamin B12, and high levels of fibre.
I began eating chia seeds a couple of years ago to help with athletic recovery, to increase my energy and to lower joint inflammation. People who consume chia seeds also tend to experience an added bonus – a big improvement in keeping “regular.”
Here is my recipe for my chia seed “pudding,” which can be eaten daily as is, or added to smoothies.
Dr. E’s Chia Seed Pudding
¼ cup each of:
Whole chia seeds (you can use ground seeds if you don’t have soaking time, but the consistency changes).
Whole flake rolled oats
1 handful of dried fruit like raisins, blueberries, currents (or fresh fruit if you like)
1 dash of nutmeg
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Submerge ingredients by 1 inch of milk (coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk).
Refrigerate overnight. The chia seeds will swell to the consistency of tapioca.
Now make your way to the porcelain bowl promptly. Hee hee. Just kidding. Chia seeds are not laxatives, but they are loaded with fibre and will definitely play their part in keeping you regular.
Try this daily for at least 4-6 weeks and see how your body feels overall.