How Much Chia Seeds Per Day?

Chia Seeds Per Day - How much?So you’ve decided to take the plunge with chia and are wondering how much chia seeds per day should you consume?

In my experience and with everything that I have read about chia seeds is that there is no magical number for the amount of chia we should eat.

For the most part, we have to remember that chia seeds are a healthy, nutrient rich food that will benefit our bodies. You can’t really go overboard with eating the stuff.

How Much Chia Seeds Per Day – Suggestions!

I’ve read numerous studies and books on chia and how much chia seeds per day you should eat and the consensus seems to be around 1 to 2 tablespoons per day in gel form.

In other words it is best to eat one to two tablespoon of chia after they have been soaked in liquid, preferably water, so you have no added calories.

If you want to use some sort of fruit juice, then that is acceptable as well, but just know you are adding sugar and calories from these types of sources. Try and stick with juices that are all natural, without added sugar and flavor.

Why Take Chia Seeds in Gel Form?

You can eat chia seeds in any form that you like, but you have to remember that chia seeds are hydrophilic (water absorbing) and it is best to give them some liquid source to absorb.

If you eat chia seeds without soaking them in liquid, then make sure to drink at least 8 to 10 ounces of water along with the chia seeds.

water for chia seedsWithout that added water or liquid to your system the chia seeds will draw in whatever amount of liquid they can get to in your body, which might lead to cramps and possibly dehydration.

How Much Chia Seeds Per Day – My Regimen

My recommendation of how much chia seeds per day is based on what I personally do. Each night before I go to bed I add two tablespoons of chia seeds to about 8 ounces of water in a glass cup. I make sure to stir the seeds for about twenty seconds to make sure all the chia seeds are coated with liquid.

I refrigerate the seeds overnight and in the morning I have a nice consistent chia gel. When I make my morning shake, I just take about 3 to 4 spoonfuls of chia gel and add it to my morning shake.

In the evening, as a snack and about one to two hours before dinner I grab a spoon and eat whatever remains from my glass cup that I had prepared from the night before. And before I go to bed the cycle continues, two tablespoon of chia seeds and 8 ounces of water, stir and refrigerate.

How much chia seeds per day we consume doesn’t have to be a difficult question to answer. I eat two tablespoons per day, but eat whatever amount makes you feel comfortable.

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