Sunday, January 22, 2012

...but if I start sprouting a green Afro, the jig's up.

If it's Sunday, it must be a new BoomerGirl health kick. This week, it's ch-ch-ch-chia seeds! That's right, the stuff that makes weird-looking terracotta creatures grow before your very eyes is actually very good for you to eat. Better, in fact, than flax seed with even more Omega-3's and fiber. (Fiber. VERY important in a low-carb regime. I know I don't have to tell you why.) And, because it expands in water to nine times its volume, it's a pretty effective little appetite controller. I added a heaping tablespoon to my Sunday smoothie at 7:30 this morning and here I am, almost 4 hours later, with nary a hunger pain in sight. They're tasteless so they'll work with lots of food and, unlike flaxseed, they don't have to be refrigerated. So far, so good (see headline).

2 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Thanks for the tip. And if my hair sprouts I will let you know.

My Friend Ronnie said...

I'm going to have to get some of those too. I've been following the Wheat belly regime for a few weeks and yeah...I need it!