Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmovingportrait
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
This weekend’s tag was #WHPmovingportrait, which asked participants to take subtle and beautiful moving portraits using video on Instagram. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.
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Firstly lets talk about the side effects….we must say though not enough is known about the use of this new wave superfood.
Chia seems to be safe when taken for up to 12 weeks. Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
High Cholesterol sufferers: Triglyceride levels are too high in some people. Eating some types of chia can make them even higher. If you have high triglycerides, stick with using a specific variety of chia called Salba. Salba does not significantly increase triglyceride levels.
Prostate cancer: Chia contains a lot of alpha-linolenic acid. Some research suggests that large amounts of alpha-linolenic acid in the diet might increase the chance of getting prostatecancer. If you have prostate cancer or have a high risk of getting it, avoid eating large amounts of chia. The appropriate dose of chia depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chia. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Here comes the good stuff.
CHIA USES & EFFECTIVENESS
Research has linked this valuable food as a being beneficial for many health issues, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, celiac disease, and lowering cholesterol. Diabetes. People who have diabetes are more likely than other people to develop heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease). There is some evidence that people with diabetes can lower their high risk by eating bread that contains a particular type of chia called Salba (Salba Nutritional Solutions). The dose of Salba that is needed to lower heart disease and stroke risk is 37 grams per day for 12 weeks. This dose seems to reduce blood pressure and lower the levels of C-reactive protein and von Willebrand factor in the blood. C-reactive protein is a “marker” for inflammation, a process that some researchers think is responsible for some forms of heart disease. Less C-reactive protein means there is less inflammation. Von Willebrand factor is involved in blood clotting. Less von Willebrand factor may mean that fewer clots that could cause a heart attack or stroke are formed. However, eating Salba doesn’t affect all heart disease and stroke risk factors. For example, eating Salba in bread doesn’t seem to lower cholesterol. High blood pressure. Heart disease and stroke. Info: Chia seeds are an excellent source of dense nutrition with their healthy omega-3s oils, they are an easily digestible protein, and antioxidants. In fact, chia is so high in essential fatty acids and contains eight times more omega-3s than salmon, gram for gram. Also full of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium and iron), chia has much in common with flaxseed, with the distinct advantage that its natural antioxidants make it’s delicate healthy fats more nutritionally stable.
A long, long time ago – long before the era of terracotta “chia pets” — the chia seed was cultivated and eaten by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans and was considered a staple food alongside corn and beans. “Chia” is the Mayan word for “strength”, and though these cultures may not have had the medical research to back up their health claims, chia is enjoying an escalating renaissance by today’s community as well as everyday consumers.
It may be used as a power breakfast: just sprinkle a spoonful into oatmeal, granola, cereal, or yogurt. It also works very well as a flour substitute and can be used to make hearty breads, crackers, and more. Additionally, chia is considered highly hydrophilic – meaning the seeds have a unique ability to absorb liquid and form a gel. This makes chia especially good to use as a thickening agent in recipes like soup, smoothies, or enjoyed as a pudding with a touch of sweetener.
Black Chia Seeds vs White Chia Seeds
Contrary to popular belief, the colour of the chia seed isn’t as important as the location and climate in which the chia has been grown.
As an added note, if one plants black chia seed black chia seed will be produced, on the other hand if you plant white chia seed white chia seed will be produced.
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