Hi All, I'm a newbie to this forum and Paleo in general. Trying to make a strong go at this diet after reading Robb Wolfs Paleo Solution. Im 29 years old, 5'8, and 275lbs. Probably not a common occurencearound here. I try to eat lots of greens... (more)
Can I safely have a banana a day? Hemp seeds? Chia seeds? Unlimited raw cocao beans? 100% dark chocolate unlimited? I hear if you are going to eat fruit berries are best. Is that so? I've been eating the above in moderation, not excessively,... (more)
I used chia seeds for the first time in a batch of homemade Kombucha on Thursday and by Friday morning I was having violent diarrhea, which lasted for two full days, approximately every 30 minutes. Other than the diarrhea, weakness from... (more)
You're not alone! For me it wasn't kombucha, it was chia seed pudding. While my reaction wasn't quite as strong as yours (thankfully), the general outline was the same. FYI: I've learned that I don't tolerate sesame seeds very well either.
Are Chia Seeds allowed In the paleo Diet?..They are high in Omega 3, Antioxidants, Fiber, and Protein..I eat mostly Vegan and very little Fish, and eggs. I am looking for substitutes for meat, would Chia suffice?
Chia seeds, like flax seeds, are high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Yes, that's an omega 3, but it's not the form of omega 3 that humans need (EPA or DHA). Your ability to convert from ALA to the other varies based on your age and gender ... in... (more)
I have seen chia smoothies around a number of paleo cooking pages, as well as other recipies that use chia as a 'gelling' agent to make pudding/jelly like deserts. Is breaking (or blending) chia and letting them soak to a gel the best way of... (more)
Chia can be digested soaked or not soaked, it does not really matter if they are soaked or not, although nutritional benefits will increase slightly if soaked.
It's some kind of variation of the chia seed. It's all the rage. Several people have tried to sell me on this. It seems so typical of a new found miracle food with some obscure back story, even though nobody's heard of it. So I wanted to toss it... (more)
Has anybody experimented with Chia Seeds? I've tried one recipe for a Chia Fresca drink, but I don't think the directions were correct. What's your favorite recipe for a Chia Seeds drink? What's your favorite whole foods dish to add Chia Seeds to? (more)
I can understand why wheat grains are bad.. but lectin is found in such small quantities in legumes, that I'm not sure why beans are to be avoided as well. Is there any reason, other than the minimial amount of lectin, why it's bad? (Without... (more)
Chia seed was featured prominently recently in the book "Born To Run" as one of the staple foods of the Tarahumara indians of Mexico. Does it live up to the hype and stories?