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The Magic Of Chia


Price: $34.95

TITLE:  The Magic Of Chia

AUTHOR:  James F. Scheer

ISBN:  9781583940402

FORMAT:  Paperback

In "The Magic of Chia," authority James F. Scheer details the seed's abundant nutrients: calcium, amylose (a slow-burning starch helpful for hypoglycemics), a vast array of vitamins and minerals, and an unusually good ratio of omega-3 oil to omega-6 oil. The book reintroduces this wonder food to the modern palate, with numerous tested recipes for using chia to upgrade the nutritional value of hamburgers, soups, salads, breads, fruit drinks, and much more. Included is the never before told story about the twenty-year program to domesticate the wild chia and, for the first time in modern history, grow it in large enough quantities to supply the U.S. and world markets.

Reviews

"Jim Scheer has been one of my favorite nutrition reporters and editors for more than twenty years because he is always at the forefront of nutritional research analysis. Now he has written a fascinating book on the health benefits of chia. Everyone should read this new book about this old food that has become available once again."
--Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.
"The combined effect (of desert foods such as chia, cholla, and mesquite) is to prevent wide swings in blood sugar, slow down the digestive process, and delay the return of hunger."
--Jane E. Brody, from her" New York Times" article, "Desert's Bounty Beats Overweight and Diabetes"
"James Scheer has unlocked the secrets of the magic of chia. Through easy-to-use recipes, he tells us how to discover the magic in this ancient, natural, and healthy food."
--Dr. Earl Mindell, author of "The Vitamin Bible," "Herb Bible," and "Prescription Alternatives"

From The Publisher:

Chia seed was one of the three primary foods of the ancient Aztecs, Mayas, Tehuantepecs, and Indians of what is now the American Southwest. Its benefits are wide-ranging: increased energy through a metabolically timed release of nutrients; greater endurance; and efficient weight loss based on the seed's swelling to seven times its size in the stomach, producing a feeling of fullness.

In The Magic of Chia, expert James Scheer details the seed's abundant nutrients: calcium, amylose (a slow-burning starch helpful for hypoglycemics), a vast array of vitamins and minerals, and an unusually good ratio of Omega-3 oil to Omega-6 oil. The book reintroduces this wonder food to the modern palate, with 100 tested recipes for using chia to nutritionally upgrade hamburgers, soups, salads, breads, fruit drinks, and much more. Included is updated information on the seed's recent domestication and where to find it.


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