Chia seed is a relatively new supplement available on the market. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to the heart and the body as a whole. It is also rich in fiber, both soluble and insoluble. This fiber is what makes it so beneficial to your colon. Much of the American diet today is devoid of quality fiber, and therefore our colon begins to back up. Chia seed can be a great addition to reestablish regularity, and clean out your system.
Mix a tablespoon of seeds in about eight ounces of water and let it sit for five minutes. This will allow the soluble fiber in the seeds to absorb as much water as possible before drinking. Letting the seeds absorb the water makes them easier to consume, and allows the fiber to function most effectively.
Alternately, mix the chia seed into yogurt. This method makes it easier to consume, since it is almost unnoticeable in the yogurt. This method also provides a healthy amount of protein in addition to the fiber. One tablespoon in eight ounces is sufficient.
Consume the chia seed two to three times daily, either with or right after meals. This regular consumption for 2 to 4 weeks will help to clean your system out, and establish regularity.