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Why It is Important to Soak Chia Seeds before Eating them?

By Merab Inyika July 04, 2019

Chia Seeds contain number of health benefits, but one of the most unique properties of Chia is its ability to absorb up to 12 times its weight in water.

What does that mean for you?

Hydrated Chia has the ability to slow digestion and the time it takes for your stomach to empty which makes you feel fuller for longer. Soaking Chia activates the seed making it more bio-available for the body, which prevents blood sugar spikes, decreasing cholesterol and keeps you hydrated for longer!

Why do you need to soak Chia seeds?

Water-soaked Chia seeds are away easier to digest and the nutrients are better absorbed and assimilated in your body. Soaked Chia seeds prolong hydration and help retain electrolytes, especially during exercise. And this is why Chia is “The Runner’s Seed” used by athletes to help sustain peak endurance and stay hydrated.

How long should you soak your seeds?

Place your water and Chia seeds in a glass, stir for about 2-3 minutes then let sit in the refrigerator overnight. You will also be able to get a really good gel consistency in about 2-3 hours using this method.

If you’re in a hurry, swish the Chia and water around in a glass for about 5 minutes, let sit for another 10-15 minutes and you should have a good gel-like consistency.

How much water do you need?

This depends on what you are making. Below is a simple Chia water recipe

Basic Chia Water

  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Water
  • Glass or Mason jar
  • Chia seeds soak ratio: 2 tablespoons in a glass of water.
  • If you are using a mason jar, shake for 2-3 minutes or simply stir in a glass. Let sit in the for 20-30 minutes

 


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