The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood

Book - 2012
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For people trying to lose weight and enhance well-being, it's a little miracle: chia, a tiny seed that the Aztecs used for centuries as a super food, provides a complete source of dietary protein with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and more fiber--but fewer carbs--than rice, grains, and corn. In fact, chia is a gluten-free natural appetite suppressant that helps regenerate muscle, sustain energy, and balance blood sugar. This definitive work covers the history and benefits of chia, and features a comprehensive daily strategy for weight loss, plus delicious recipes!
Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2012.
ISBN: 9781402799433
Branch Call Number: 641.356
Characteristics: 190 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pedersen, Stephanie


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What is a chia plant you may ask? Chia is the common name for Salvia hispanica L. It is in the Lamiaceae family, which includes mint and sage. The word “chia” comes from Nahuatl, a vernacular Aztec language, and means “oily”. Chia are native to Central America. They were cultivated by the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. Chia was consumed by these Indians over 6,000 years ago. This plant suppos… (more)

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