I had read a lot about chia online, and wanted to try them out. I tried them various ways, but have settled into have a shot glass of pudding in the morning (1 tablespoon of seeds, agave, nutmeg, cinnamon, and almond milk--dairy milk tastes ok but the seeds do not soak as much liquid when I use dairy milk, so they are crunchier), and after dinner, a glass of diluted orange juice, with some seeds in it that I keep pre-soaked in the fridge. It has really helped with regularity. I had a lot of problems with constipation before. I read that because of the antioxidants and omega-3's, chia can also be good for reducing wrinkles, but I have not seen any effects in that area yet (I am 30 and have some on my forehead and around my eyes). I try to chew the seeds so that I can get the most of their nutrients, but a lot of them just go right through. I tried grinding them into my smoothies, but they gave it a grainy, thick taste that I didn't like. I prefer to put pre-soaked seeds into my smoothie. If the smoothie contains anything frozen, the seeds quickly freeze and become little chewy ice balls that are quite good. I found when I did the chia-orange-juice thing in the middle of the day as a snack, it gave me diarrhea, so that wasn't so great-feeling. I also read that because chia seeds are in the salvia family, they can be addictive, so you should only eat them 3 weeks out of the month. I haven't had them long enough to get addicted, but I don't know what I would do without them for a week! My diet is overall pretty low in fiber, so chia seeds are a great way to get fiber. They combine well with so many other foods, and are so easy to prepare. I wanted to give some to my pregnant friend, who is of course having problems with regularity, but I read that they are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, mainly because not much testing has been done in that area. It's too bad, because I was hoping to use them if I get pregnant.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 08, 2012 | Verified Purchase
But I understand from others.. This is the smell.. So for the sake of good health.. Not too bad, edible!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 14, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I started making Chia pudding in the morning. You just need to soak in the water for 30 min, and put some sweetness like Agave or Maple syrup. I also add goji berries on top since it looks good on color. You can also make chia pudding with nuts milk.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 25, 2012 | Verified Purchase
This is the first kind of white chia seed I've tried and I really love it just as much as the black seeds. The price here is very reasonable--you get a lot for your money!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 09, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Texture better than a lot of other brands of chia seed
Posted by normantan on Jul 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I first know about Chia seed after attending a talk organised by MILA, an MLM company which specialized in Chia seeds. Thanks to the American speaker, I got to know the benefits of Chia seed but their product is too expensive for me to buy. Selling at S$89 as compared to Nutiva at $25 which is 3.5 times cheaper. I have been taking it for the past 3 months and have seen good results with my weight, complexion and bowel movements. The price is also cheaper than some retail shops which are selling other brands of Chia seed.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 27, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Product received fast, quality and package is good. first time trying this chia seeds. Taste nice, easy to use. Satisfied customer.
Posted by whiteegret on Oct 17, 2013 | Verified Purchase
i havent yet opened this but I prefer white chia as its higher in omegas (and doesnt look so bad in your teeth or in food).
Posted by energetyx on Aug 28, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I didn't really notice any difference between this white chia and regular chia, it gels up in water just the same and has the same taste. Store and use it exactly as you would regular chia.
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