Salvia hispanica, or the chia plant, is a species in the mint family that is native to Central America. The seeds of this herb are known as “chia seeds” and they have gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years.
Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but a single serving is reported to have:
- as much calcium as a glass of milk
- more Omega-3s than a serving of walnuts
- as many antioxidants as blueberries.
They give you tons of energy but also won’t keep you awake at night and are supposed to be great for weight loss. Because they can absorb many times their size/weight in liquid, they are great for avoiding dehydration during exercise or exposure to heat.
Are Chia Seeds Good for You?
Chia seeds have a fascinating and long history of use by several cultures. I’m hesitant to use the word “superfood” because the word is so over-used in modern times and also because there are some confounding factors that may inhibit nutrient use.
Supposedly, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans used chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and they were known as the “Indian Running Food” because runners and warriors would use them for sustenance while running long distances or during battle.
The Original “Super-Food”
Though these ancient cultures may not have completely understood the nutritional breakdown of these power-packed seeds, they noticed the benefits, and we now know that chia seeds are a good source of:
Um been there, done that. I along with the people mentioned in this article have been on the receiving end of HORRIBLE things said about me on social media (long story, I’ll explain in another article) and all of that, every word said, is still there for the world to see and I can’t do anything about it. What made it more difficult is the negative impact it had on my ability to conduct business for a while causing me a loss. Now I’m not saying that to scare anyone but rather to educate you and to help with that please read HERE.
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Pink Media Studio and PinkDailyNews is proud to launch Chic Directive. Chic Directive is a magazine and think tank of sorts for women. It will include workshops, seminars, podcast and many other wonderful things to help our clients get stronger, grow bigger, believe for more and have the tools to achieve it. We’ll have special guests, speakers and more along the way to assist in furthering our goals as individuals and business owners.
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Roasting a whole chicken has always been one of my favorite meal-prep tips—cook once and you’ll have dinner tonight plus more for meals all week. I’ve even made it part of my regular Sunday routine. Trust me, it’s easy!
Not only is buying a whole chicken easy on your wallet (it’s cheaper per pound than buying chicken parts), roasting your own means it will have almost 50 percent less sodium than the rotisserie birds at your grocery store. Use this easy roast chicken recipe
to cook two whole birds side-by-side on one pan: you only have to heat the oven once, but you’ll have enough leftover chicken to put to good use with these 57 ideas: HERE
Oh this seems LUSCIOUS!!! I can’t wait to try it and wanted to share. FOR ONCE, I have all the ingredients on hand for a recipe I want to try yay!!! While a salt scrub is awesome for heels and elbows, it’s also a wonderful overall body scrub.
I’ve also been experimenting more with essential oils, and I am definitely finding some favorites — like peppermint. I love the way it smells, and it’s so refreshing too. And lavender — clean, pure, and not at all heavy like the some of the scented products you’ll find in the stores. I’m usually sensitive to heavy perfumes and scents, so Lavender oil was a nice surprise!
Read the recipe below-
I simply can NOT express my feelings of appreciation for and admiration of Ryan Tedder. They call him the “Undercover King of Pop”, but that doesn’t even begin to paint a picture of his talent and calling. Self proclaimed Christian, it’s obvious that he has a deeper world view that incorporates people of many faiths and back grounds. Let me tell you a little more about this Oklahoma native. He’s really quite amazing and going on an upcoming tour with U2 simply speaks more to the talent of Ryan and his band, One Republic. Having written for greats such as Beyonce’, Taylor Swift, the phenomenal Adele and more, these “side gigs” simply prove what a stunning person and musician he is. If you need some inspiration, catch a little Ryan Tedder vibe. https://youtu.be/UHvgAJe8bvM
One Republic is on TOUR! Check the dates HERE.
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I really don’t think I would have made a great hippie. My parents were decent at it I suppose but I am too much of an activist. I know hippies were activists in their own right (some of them anyway) but I am blessed/cursed with a unique combination of being conservative and liberal, feminist yet still finding the value of a woman caring for children and staying at home, a Christian but not religious, oh my gosh, it makes my head spin sometimes when trying to decide where I stand on an issue! But phooey on all of that right now! Let’s talk Christmas. Let’s talk Christmas on a budget. Let’s talk Christmas with meaning and depth and gifts that have a lasting impact! Here are my top 6 Wonderful Non Traditional Eco/Human Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas-