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Posted by: 7884 (Guest), Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 11:29pm
Hello - does anyone know if chia seeds are okay for Blood type O people and the 'hunter' type? just bought some seeds (grown in Western Australia), I think they were originally grown in Mexico. They are high in many nutrients incl omega 3. thanks.   aussielady5757   (Australia)
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:35am; Reply: 1
Welcome to BTD/GTD and the forums!!
For Hunters, Chia Seed & Chia Seed Oil are Superfoods. Hope that helps you. :-)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:45am; Reply: 2
You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:46am; Reply: 3
I have those daily, together with ground linseed as well!
enjoy!
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 2:54pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Lola
I have those daily, together with ground linseed as well!
enjoy!


Me too.  :D

Debra :)

Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 6:28pm; Reply: 5
aussielady5757, here is a recipe I have for Chia Seed Milk:

4 T chia seed
2 T walnuts
2 T raw sesame tahini
1 T agave
dash vanilla
5 C water

(Substitute compliant ingredients if needed)

In a glass jar, soak seeds & walnuts overnite in 3 C water. Pour into blender jar, add 1 C water, blend at medium speed. With blender still running, add tahini, agave and vanilla, then add 1 more C water.

Chia milk is rich in EFA's & protein. Because of the soaking, it is also rich in enzymes. Because of the antioxidants, it will keep well in your frig ( one week )
(Last paragraph is poster's comments)
Posted by: Kathleen, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 11:38pm; Reply: 6
Just bought chia seed for the first time and have been adding them to my daily "superfoods" green smoothie.  Yummy  :)
Posted by: battle dwarf, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 4:55am; Reply: 7
the chia milk sounds good. as a gatherer can't have tahini (seasame) butter. think almond butter would work?
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5:01am; Reply: 8
Some people use almond butter instead of ground almonds for making almond milk.

For my smoothies, I grind the chia seeds in a little coffee/seed grinder before adding to the blender.  It makes the smoothies nicely thick and creamy.
Posted by: nwiser, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5:01am; Reply: 9
Does anyone know how long Chia seeds last? I've had some in my pantry
for a bit of time now, and the company has not responded to my question.
I guess it wouldn't hurt to go out and get a fresh bag though.
Posted by: battle dwarf, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5:33am; Reply: 10
put a few in your mouth and chew. if they turn into "jelly" in your mouth they are fine. tasty too. i eat a spoonfull dry every morning... some times latter. i'm better at taking them than i am my vitamens. tehe
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5:09pm; Reply: 11
sprinkle over your fruit or add to a smoothie......less boring :)
Posted by: battle dwarf, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:34pm; Reply: 12
most of my fruit this time of year is dried or frozen. the stuff at the store is mostly off limets or just plain gross looking. besides i like the mix of jelly and crunchy texturs.  ;D insadintly they make a great sub for geleton for the O's who should not have geleton.
Posted by: Golfzilla, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 9:59pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Lola
sprinkle over your fruit or add to a smoothie......less boring :)


How do they differ from flax and hemp seeds ??)
Posted by: battle dwarf, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 11:41pm; Reply: 14
taste for one. sorta nutty as apost tp fish or... how would you describe hemp? oh well the next is that it has way more omeg3 than eather flax or himp and way less omg6 than himp. i was amazed how much omeg6 was in hemp. it beleive there was more calceum in chia too.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 25, 2010, 1:59am; Reply: 15
add all three GZ! :)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 25, 2010, 2:12am; Reply: 16
Taste, flavor, texture . . it's like comparing apples to oranges.

Chia gels when it comes in contact with liquid, absorbing many times its' weight in water.  It is a gentle bulking food in the gut whereas flax can be irritating to some with IBS.  When it is ground, it's simply marvelous in smoothies.  Although many people, including Lola, use the seeds whole.  They are tiny, like poppy seeds.

The historic use of chia as a staple energy food is legendary.

For centuries, Native Indian Peoples in the Americas have used chia seed as a staple food. Aztec warriors subsisted on chia seeds during battles and hunting expeditions. Indians of the Southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon of chia seeds during a 24-hour march. Indians ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade turquoise for shells, carrying only a pouch of chia seed for nourishment.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 25, 2010, 2:40am; Reply: 17
and then there are chia pets as well!! ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzY7qQFij_M
Posted by: Golfzilla, Friday, February 26, 2010, 3:06am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Lola
add all three GZ! :)


Heck, I'll try it as I am using two of the three now :)
Posted by: Golfzilla, Friday, February 26, 2010, 3:07am; Reply: 19
Quoted from Victoria
Taste, flavor, texture . . it's like comparing apples to oranges.

Chia gels when it comes in contact with liquid, absorbing many times its' weight in water.  It is a gentle bulking food in the gut whereas flax can be irritating to some with IBS.  When it is ground, it's simply marvelous in smoothies.  Although many people, including Lola, use the seeds whole.  They are tiny, like poppy seeds.

The historic use of chia as a staple energy food is legendary.

For centuries, Native Indian Peoples in the Americas have used chia seed as a staple food. Aztec warriors subsisted on chia seeds during battles and hunting expeditions. Indians of the Southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon of chia seeds during a 24-hour march. Indians ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade turquoise for shells, carrying only a pouch of chia seed for nourishment.


Very inteesting V thanks! I'm convinced ;D
Posted by: Golfzilla, Friday, February 26, 2010, 3:09am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Lola
and then there are chia pets as well!! ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzY7qQFij_M


If I could find seeds that sprouted blond I'd spread them on my head! :-/
Posted by: Robyn Mc, Friday, February 26, 2010, 3:18am; Reply: 21
Quoted from battle dwarf
most of my fruit this time of year is dried or frozen. the stuff at the store is mostly off limets or just plain gross looking. besides i like the mix of jelly and crunchy texturs.  ;D insadintly they make a great sub for geleton for the O's who should not have geleton.


Gelatin is neutral for O's, an avoid for everyone else.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?51

Posted by: Robyn Mc, Friday, February 26, 2010, 3:19am; Reply: 22
Quoted from Golfzilla


If I could find seeds that sprouted blond I'd spread them on my head! :-/


Golfz the chia pet!    ;D ;D ;D

You crack me up!  
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, February 26, 2010, 4:39am; Reply: 23
Chia seeds some in white and black.  Get the light colored (blonde) ones!  


tee hee !   ;D
Posted by: Possum, Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:33am; Reply: 24
Quoted from Golfzilla


If I could find seeds that sprouted blond I'd spread them on my head! :-/
I guess that's close enough to grey??!! :-/

So its not GZ anymore than?? Its CP - Chia Pet??!! ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, February 26, 2010, 6:00pm; Reply: 25
Golfchia

or

Chiazilla

;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 26, 2010, 7:26pm; Reply: 26
It looks like Chia seeds are neutral for both Warrior and Teacher...

I wonder if I could use ground chia as a gluten replacement if I make a yeast based, brown rice bread...?  Has anyone tried it? Or have a recipe for gluten-free brown rice bread?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:00pm; Reply: 27
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?89
add the chia and see if it works for you....substitute wherever necessary
Posted by: Possum, Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:04pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Victoria
Golfchia

or

Chiazilla

;D

That is hilarious!!! The visual!!! ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, February 26, 2010, 9:09pm; Reply: 29
Ground flax has been used for egg replacement in baking.  I don't see any reason why ground chia would not serve that same function.
Posted by: md, Sunday, February 28, 2010, 6:03pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from ABJoe
It looks like Chia seeds are neutral for both Warrior and Teacher...

I wonder if I could use ground chia as a gluten replacement if I make a yeast based, brown rice bread...?  Has anyone tried it? Or have a recipe for gluten-free brown rice bread?


Maybe this recipe for gluten-free brown rice bread would work for your genotype. It comes from the book Good Food, Gluten Free by Hilda Cherry Hills. This recipe doesn't use chia seeds, though.

Rice and Soya Bread

1 pound (2 cups) brown rice
3/4 cup soybeans (I wonder if great northern beans would work here?)
2 tablespoons sunflower seed oil (you might need to substitute this)
1 teaspoon molasses
3 cups warm water
1-2 teaspoons dried yeast

Grind rice and soybeans finely; place in a large bowl.
Stir in oil.
Dissolve molasses in 1 1/4 cups warm water in small bowl.
Sprinkle yeast on surface.
Leave till frothed over.
Add contents to large bowl.
Mix well with wooden spoon adding 1 3/4 cups warm water to make thick batter.
Pour into two 2 pound bread pans.
Cover and leave at average room temperature till loaves almost reach the tops of the pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Turn out on rack to cool.
Do not eat till 12 hours old.
Cut carefully with very sharp knife.
Putting in a warm place to rise often results in the collapse of the middle when put in the oven.

Posted by: md, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 1:48am; Reply: 31
To make your own soy flour with dried soybeans, you have to "prepare" the beans first before grinding them.  Here are two ways to do that.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5689776_prepare-soy-flour.html
Posted by: battle dwarf, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 7:56am; Reply: 32
gelaton might be nutral for o;s but not o gathers. it;s a nonnie thing.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 5:13pm; Reply: 33
try finding kosher.....at least you know it is not pork bone based
Posted by: battle dwarf, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 10:07pm; Reply: 34
i've seen in in vegan too but i am not sure what the differance is to the diet. is gelaten a no becuse it is made from pork? always thought it was made from beef.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:45am; Reply: 35
commercial gelatin is pork based....
the vegan one might be agar or similar
Posted by: Still, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 2:16am; Reply: 36
I have both dark and light chia seed.  Make drinks with both of them;  not much difference once they have soaked up liquid.  
Posted by: Melissa_J, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 6:53am; Reply: 37
I've heard that chia seeds have a very long shelf life, though I'm not sure how long that means.  Probably similar to dry beans.  

They are a good egg substitute and also make good dehydrator crackers.  I don't think they can stand alone for gluten but, like flax seeds, should improve the results if most gluten free baking.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 22, 2011, 6:12pm; Reply: 38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_5EprOmOS0&feature=player_embedded
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11:16am; Reply: 39
Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, anise seeds, flax seeds, kelp ... they all go into my sourdough sponge these days ... bubbling nicely overnight waiting to be made into sourdough bread loaves in the early morning ...
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 5:08pm; Reply: 40
Hi Cristina!
Your baking always makes my mouth water!!! :)

I thought of you today..."CRIKEY CADEL".......
An Australian has made history today by being the first to win the Tour de France!
:D
Cadel Evans, 33 or 34 years old, could've won last year but fractured his elbow during the race. He came in 2nd in 2008.
(woot)(clap)(dance)
Posted by: ElaineP, Monday, July 25, 2011, 6:26am; Reply: 41
Chia absorbs water on a one part chia to six parts water ratio.  I soak 1 teaspoon chia in 1 ounce water.  Shake the chia and water in a jar, let sit for 15 minutes, shake again, and then refrigerate.  
Posted by: 16151 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:41am; Reply: 42
Hello everyone,  I am new here and  was wondering myself about chia seeds for Type B.  I am new and learning so I do not know all the in and outs of the new lifestyle.   ??)
Posted by: Possum, Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:49am; Reply: 43
Welcome!!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, September 16, 2011, 4:41pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from 16151
I am new here and  was wondering myself about chia seeds for Type B.  
welcome to you...  It is good that you ask questions.  Chia seed is not rated per the Blood Type.  You can see the entire list of rated foods here:  http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm

Of the Genotypes a B can be - per the book:
Nomad - Chia seed is a Superfood.

Explorer - Chia is Diamond Superfood, which means it is good for weight-loss.

Gatherer - Chia is Diamond Superfood.

Based on the Genotype ratings, I'd say it would be good for a B to eat Chia seeds.



Posted by: 16151 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 5:05pm; Reply: 45
Quoted from ABJoe
welcome to you...  It is good that you ask questions.  Chia seed is not rated per the Blood Type.  You can see the entire list of rated foods here:  http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm

Of the Genotypes a B can be - per the book:
Nomad - Chia seed is a Superfood.

Explorer - Chia is Diamond Superfood, which means it is good for weight-loss.

Gatherer - Chia is Diamond Superfood.

Based on the Genotype ratings, I'd say it would be good for a B to eat Chia seeds.




Thank you so very much!!  I need to look further in to the blood type.

Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 16, 2011, 10:12pm; Reply: 46
look further into swami
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm

chia and many more foods are listed

check out the sample swami report given in one of the links

you ll get an idea of all you can include or avoid according to your genetic individuality
Posted by: Monti, Sunday, January 8, 2012, 5:22am; Reply: 47
A new years resolution is to try a new superfood a week. This week is Chia Seeds. AWESOME. Works great in smoothies!
Posted by: PrincessMia, Sunday, January 8, 2012, 1:26pm; Reply: 48
I love to put them in cookies, yogurt and my oatmeal. Glad I discovered these.
Posted by: Avid Birder, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:32pm; Reply: 49
Has Chia seed been checked for its compatibility with the different blood types?
Posted by: battle dwarf, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:46pm; Reply: 50
yes :) it is not shown on the online type base (it is based on the original bt diet) but I know my swami shows it and I have seen it listed in both the encyclopedia and the geno books.
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