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Chia News and Chia Clinical Study

Just thought I’d let you all know about Chia seeds in the news:

  1. Time Magazine Article: Feed Your Cells and Keep Them Young (Feb 11, 2010) all about the anti-aging benefits of a high Omega-3 diet (Mila Chia Seeds have 8 times more Omega-3s/gram than Atlantic farmed or wild salmon)!
  2. New Clinical Study on LifeMax Mila Chia Seeds and Lowered Cholesterol from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
  3. A Mercury News mention of Chia Seeds with a pretty funny ending (3/29/2010).

My mom and I are hosting a LifeMax Mila Chia party at our house this weekend and we’re making some recipes. Can’t wait!


Mila Chia Seeds Update

Hi, everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA. I’m actually in the process of moving right now and I’ve been slacking on keeping up the website. I’ll be sure to add more recipes within the coming week.

In the meanwhile, I have been adding the Mila chia seeds into just about everything:

– mixing them into my sun-dried tomato creamcheese to put on a bagel
– adding it to salad dressing before topping a salad
– putting it into starbucks parfaits
– adding it into iced chai lattes
– putting it into cream of wheat and oatmeal
– mixing it with cilantro chutney to put on samosas (seriously…it goes well in EVERYTHING).

I took a few days off when I was on vacation (forgot to bring it with me, woops!) and again during my big office move (I’m moving, my office just moved, I’m telling you it’s been busy!), but I’m back on track now and can say that I’ve definitely been sleeping sounder these days. Additionally, it looks like some of the stiffness I felt in my back is finally gone. I can’t say for sure that this was the Mila chia seeds’ doing, but considering I’ve also been skipping out on swimming lately, it must have had a hand in this.

Either way, I’ll keep you posted and add more recipes soon!


LifeMax Chia Experiment – Days #1 & #2

So I finally got my LifeMax Mila chia seeds in the mail yesterday and have incorporated them into my daily food routine. Yesterday I had a really yummy salad from Primo Patio and mixed a scoop of chia into the salad dressing. Today I added a scoop to my morning oatmeal (yes, it comes with a scoop…I’m loving this stuff!). I’ve tried other brands of chia seeds and I have to say that the LifeMax Mila chia seeds really are flavorless. True, there is a granular sort of texture to them, but you don’t really feel it anymore once you mix it with something anyway.

To recap, days #1 and #2: integration success.

Oh! And my friend Sean-Michael sent me a really amazing review of his experience with chia seeds so I’ll be posting it soon in the Chia Reviews section! Stay tuned!

Are Chia Seeds a Scam or a Miracle Seed?

I feel like everywhere I turn I hear someone else talking about Chia seeds. My friend Nate bought a bag from Whole Foods for his girlfriend last week, then two days later I hear my mom telling me she’s been sleeping through the night because of Chia seeds, then I hear my friend Sean-Michael tell me that he started eating Chia seeds to supplement his vegetarian lifestyle, but noticed that his thinning hair had started to thicken. I’ve been trying to get into some healthy habits myself lately (currently that involves going to Zumba once a week and swimming twice a week), and what better way than with the product that gave me a horrible nickname through my middle school years (“Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! So-So-So-Phia!”)?

I’ve also been trying to stop eating out as much and actually take lunch to work, so hopping on the recipe blog bandwagon, I’ll also be adding a lot of Chia recipes to this site, which you can check out on the Chia Recipes page. And finally, I’ve started to sell the product myself, so you can purchase it at my “Sophia’s Chias” page (but more on that in another entry).

Thanks for visiting and let me know if you’ve heard of any good Chia Recipes or have any other suggestions for me!