2nd October 2019

therawfoodworld
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How long does it take to soak chia seeds?

The most common way to eat chia is to first soak the seeds. They can very rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid – between 9-12 times their volume, in under 10 minutes. To make a basic chia gel, simply add 1/3 cup of seeds (2oz) to 2 cups of water.

Then, how much chia seeds should I eat in a day?

They do also seem to be well tolerated but if you're not used to eating a lot of fiber, then there is a possibility of digestive side effects if you eat too much at a time. A common dosage recommendation is 20 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of chia seeds, twice per day.

Can the body absorb chia seeds?

Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as whole seeds (unlike flax and other hard-to-digest seeds). One tablespoon contains 70 calories, 2 grams of protein, 5.5 grams fat, 6 grams carbohydrates and 5.5 grams of fiber. Chia seeds are a good source of: Fiber.