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Chia Seeds and Your Blood Sugar

Chia Seeds and Your Blood Sugar

by Jen Springer

Nutty, filling, hydrating, and blood sugar balancing. Who’d think I was talking about chia seeds?

Every time I hear about chia seeds I think of those terrible commercials from the 80’s, “Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia!”. But these days I’m singing the praise of chia seeds because of it’s health benefits. These little babies should be eaten, not smeared on a cheesy terra cotta animal figurine.

Why I am so pumped about chia?

Other aliases: salba, salvia hispanica.

2 tablespoons contains:

  • Extremely high in chromium, 150 mcg!  Chromium helps insulin regulation.
  • Packed with soluble and insoluble fiber. Soothes the intestines, helps with feeling full, balances blood sugar, absorbs toxins.
  • 44o mcg biotin. Biotin helps with glucose regulation. Plus it gives fabulous hair and nails.
  • Significant levels of molybdenum, a mineral that escorts toxins from yeast out of the body. We know that with diabetes / insulin resistance comes yeast blooms.
  • It would take 990 grams of salmon to get the same amount of Omega 3 as 100 grams of chia!
  • No estrogenic effects, no lignans.
  • 16 percent protein, 31 percent fat, 44 percent carbohydrate of which 38 percent is fiber.
  • Gluten free.

These little seeds kick some serious nutritional butt.  True superfood, yes. Plus, they are fun is daily dose cialis on the tml formulary to eat. When added to water they blow up into little round jellies from the soluble fiber. Interesting texture, but very entertaining!

From what I’ve read they don’t need to be ground, but I like to zip zip them in the coffee bean grinder. I’m game for any way to make my food more digestible.

Put them in water, smoothies, on salads, make crackers, or encrust your chicken breast with them. They will pick up any flavor they are paired with because they are neutral.

Inflammation, blood sugar imbalance, irritated bowel, heart disease, and depression … you don’t stand a chance when chia comes to town.

Add 2 tablespoons to your daily regimen and see what happens!


(If you’d like a detox veggie soup recipe with chia, I’ve it over HERE)



Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  Through her entertaining and informative webinars, blog posts, and personal recovery program Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head, her clients quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.

4 Responses to “Chia Seeds and Your Blood Sugar”

  1. Dana Carpenter says:

    This diabetic can’t wait to get her hands on these chia seeds. Are they expensive and do you know if Whole Foods carries them?

  2. admin says:

    Whole Foods and many other stores carry them. They will be labeled Salba or chia. Happy hunting!

  3. Dirk Diggler says:

    You mean Salvia?

  4. developer says:

    No, chia is also known as Salba.

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