Idiot's Guides: The Chia Seed Diet, 1st Edition

  • Bud E. Smith
  • Paul Plotkin
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645322
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645329
  • DDC: 613.25
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Chia isn't just for pets anymore! Chia is an edible seed that is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 and is gluten free. People are discovering its many benefits, including lowering blood pressure, helping with weight loss, improving heart and brain function, and reducing glucose levels. In Idiot's Guide®: The Chia Seed Diet, readers get 150 recipes for making delicious chia teas, smoothies, breads, desserts, sauces, and more. Tips on adding chia to just about any meal in a way that harmonizes tastes and textures. The optimal amount of chia to incorporate into the diet to maximize benefits and avoid possible side-effects. A two-week sample meal plan showing how easy and delicious it can be to incorporate chia seeds into the diet. Advice on buying chia locally and online, or growing it oneself, plus a guide to prepackaged chia foods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introducing Chia.
2: The Origins and Benefits of Chia.
3: Chia in Depth.
4: Chia's Nutritional Profile.
5: How Chia Can Help You Stay Healthy.
6: Bringing Chia into Your Life.
7: Chia with Other Diets.
8: Getting Chia into Your Diet.
9: Other Chia Products You Can Buy.
10: Stocking Up for the Chia Seed Diet.
11: Preparing for the Chia Seed Diet.
12: Lifestyle Changes and Weight Management.
13: Beating Chia Seed Diet Challenges.
14: Chia Seed Diet Meal Plans.
15: Chia Recipes.
16: Chia Addition Recipes.
17: Drinks.
18: Breakfasts.
19: Lunches.
20: Soups.
21: Lighter Fare.
22: Dinners.
23: Side Dishes.
24: Desserts.
About the Authors.