Chia seeds have been used as food for human beings for many thousands of years. They were used as one of the staple foods by the Mayan and Aztec people.
Recently they have been rediscovered and people have appreciated the health benefits of this forgotten crop. The FDA have classified chia seeds as a food and therefore safe to be consumed as part of a normal diet. They have placed no recommended limits on the amount of chia seeds to consume.
People have noticed the health benefits of eating chia seeds by taking as little as one dessertspoon of the seeds per day. Most people taking chia seeds for health benefits eat one to two tablespoons per day.
When using chia seeds for weight loss most people find three or even four tablespoons of chia seeds per day, taken throughout the day, give steady and effective weight loss results. The chia seed weight loss diet gives simple but tasty ways to have chia seeds either before meals or as part of a healthy meal.
Chia seeds are classified as a seed and it is recommended to consume some foods from the seed and nut families on a regular basis. This is natural human food., just like other foods from the seed and nut family, such as almonds, corn or millet.
The chia seed weight loss diet promotes healthy eating, but enables you to eat less easily and without hunger. Weight loss is steady as long as you follow one of the methods given in the book.