Due to the high fibre content of Chia, it is advisable to introduce it into your diet gradually.
The most important thing to remember when starting taking Chia is that increasing your fibre intake can heighten your bowel movements; this is natural and is no cause for concern.
We recommend you start by taking 10g of chia seed per day which equates to 2 teaspoons preferably with your breakfast.
Then aim to increase to 4 teaspoons, split across breakfast and evening meal.
Finally, increase to the suggested 6 teaspoons of Chia spread throughout the day, 2 teaspoons with every meal ideally, approximately 30g per day.
To allow your body time to adjust to the improved levels of fibre in your diet, you should allow 3-5 days before each increase.
“Whilst chia seed mixes very well with food it can also be taken directly from the bag.”
NB. When taking Chia on it’s own always drink plenty of water with it; as you would when consuming any high fibre food.
1 teaspoon of Chia seed = 5g.