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Being pregnant with my 3rd… I like to find ways to eat chia seeds every day! They help a lot with not being as tired and having some energy!! Besides having huge benefits for your health. Chia seeds are one of the highest in the omega 3s and omega 6s which helps reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis! They also help with weight regulation and keeping blood sugar levels and insulin levels regulated which is huge for me since I struggle with hypoglycemia!! They are a plant based protein that help with muscle building, which my husband loves! They also are high in fiber which helps with weight loss by keeping you feeling full and helping prevent constipation. So the question is why not eat chia seed!! I love them on my oatmeal, in smoothies, on top of puddings, in salad, topping on yoghurt and anywhere I can think to put them. In the afternoon when I need a little pick me up I will mix peanut butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, and small amount of honey together and eat it with a spoon. It helps so much to get me over the low energy hump and be able to get everything done before the bed time!!
This pudding seems to be something you love or you don’t care for. All of our family loves it!! With being so easy, I make this quite a bit for breakfast to go with some eggs. Or it is good for a dessert! On Sundays this is a great selection for breakfast, as most of the work is done the night before! This also has the benefit of yummy coconut milk!
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
1 can organic coconut milk ( or make your own) http://www.mommypotamus.com/food/recipes-2/tutorials/
1/4 cup chia seeds
pinch of celtic sea salt
2 TB raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix together coconut milk, chia seeds, and salt in glass bowl cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours. Stir in honey and vanilla serve cold and enjoy!! Refrigerate any left overs if there are any!!
Have you looked at all the healthy toothpaste in the health food store and thought, I am doing so good to be using this healthy stuff? Most of the options are fluoride free and cost about 2 times as much as toothpaste that you would get at Walmart that is colored and majorly foaming but gives you fresh feeling breath!! But then you find out that all the coloring and the ingredients that you can not read or understand are very harmful not only for your teeth but also for your health. Then you find out that fluoride is a major type of poison and is also one of the ingredients in rat poisoning!! All this info sends you running to the health food store in search of a replacment for the toothpaste you earlier threw in the trash. When you get home and try it, there is not as much foam, no bright colors, it works pretty well, and the taste is bearable. Although it doesn’t really leave the tingle sensation, it is healthy. Right? For a very long time I took there word for what they said on the tube “Natural, Fluoride Free No artifical colors” I never took the time to read because hey, it was at the health food store. When our children where old enough to start brushing their teeth we went and bought the kid’s flavor “Silly Strawberry” and they LOVED it and in fact wanted to eat it!! We where thinking we are such good parents making sure our kids used “healthy” tooth paste. Then one day I actually read the lables , Yikes a Rumba I couldn’t beleive what they where putting in this stuff and daring to put “Natural” on it.
The ingredient that made me almost fall off my chair were, Sodium Lauryl Sulfite=((( Yikes that stuff is bad news even in shampoo let alone in toothpaste that we have in our mouths twice a day and our children swallow. It has been linked to cancer and many many other bad things as well as being refered to as a poison. You can google it and the things you will find our horrendous.
Most all of the rest of ingredients in the toothpaste where GMO additives and glycerine which is proven to be harmful for teeth as it coats the teeth with a sugar substance. And who knows what natural flavors mean!
So I decided right there that the ” Natural” stuff was going in the trash and with much more of a bang!!
We started using a homemade toothpaste with bentanite clay which is a great toxin remover.
This is the recipe that we are using but there is a ton out there that are great! WARNING there is no foam with this toothpaste and it looks like you are brushing your teeth with mud!! The flavor is not minty in fact it is not pleasent at first but once we got used to it the taste was not bad at all!! Our 4 year old was very upset that silly strawberry was going in the trash and “mud” was the only option!! Our 2 year old loves it and is always asking for more!! Bentonite clay is wonderful to take internally for toxins. So if you swallow, no big deal. Think of it as a boost to your health!!
Lesson learned (ALWAYS read lables no matter what it says on the front!) Live and Learn!!