I have had bouts with a thyroid issue most of my life. At certain times, parts of my body swelled and it was not comfortable! I wasn't a happy camper. However, incorporating the chia seed has changed my life and it isn't hard to do. Every morning, I scoop a couple of tablespoons in my breakfast smoothie. But, you can also put it in cereal, salad, just about anything. It is tasteless and forms gel like substance when wet.
More Reasons to Eat Chia
*2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,
*2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,
*3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
*3 times more iron than spinach
One woman manages her acid reflux with chia because of the highly absorbent properties. She swallows a Tsp of dry seeds with just a little water. Then drinks a glass of water a few minutes later, so the seeds can do their job of absorbing the acid in her stomach. It is necessary to drink enough water after taking the chia because if there isn't enough liquid in your stomach, the seed will draw from the tissues instead. By allowing the seeds to first absorb the acid, then drinking some more water, this woman is able to very simply, effectively and cheaply handle her condition.
For even more information read, The Amazing Healing Properties of Chia Seeds