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Chia: Using the Ancient Superfood
     

Chia: Using the Ancient Superfood

by Beverly Lynn Bennett
 

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Grown as a staple crop for centuries in North, Central, and South America, chia seeds were highly prized by Aztec warriors and athletes for the sustained energy they provided. And the tiny chia seed does deliver a remarkable amount of nutrition for its size! An excellent source of low-fat, plant-based protein and both soluble and insoluble fiber, chia seeds

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Grown as a staple crop for centuries in North, Central, and South America, chia seeds were highly prized by Aztec warriors and athletes for the sustained energy they provided. And the tiny chia seed does deliver a remarkable amount of nutrition for its size! An excellent source of low-fat, plant-based protein and both soluble and insoluble fiber, chia seeds also contain eight times the amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in salmon. Reported health benefits of eating chia seeds include: decreased inflammation and joint pain, lowered cholesterol levels, increased energy levels, enhanced athletic performance, improved digestion and regularity, augmented weight loss, refined appearance of skin, hair, and nails, More than 25 recipes ranging from desserts, snacks, and beverages to casseroles, soups, salads, and breakfast dishes show how easy - and delicious!-it can be to add these minuscule marvels to your daily diet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553120490
Publisher:
Alive Books
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Pages:
63
Sales rank:
1,106,914
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Lynn Bennett is the author of Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singles and five books in the Complete Idiot's Guide series, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Cooking. A columnist for VegNews magazine, Beverly also spreads the vegan message online through cooking demonstrations and as a consultant and contributor to various media projects.

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