Two of TeeChia’s super seeds, chia and flax, contain unique soluble fibers that have profoundly beneficial effects on the digestive tract. Both seeds, when ground and soaked in water, release their soluble fiber in only a few seconds to form a thick, viscous mucilage, more simply referred to as a gel. This gel is the secret of TeeChia’s ability to provide lasting energy and satiety.
Soluble fiber plays a very important role in digestion. During digestion, the viscosity of the gel slows down the release of glucose from carbohydrates into the blood stream, prolonging their absorption to help maintain stable blood sugar and prevent a sudden spike in insulin.
During digestion, insoluble fiber must be broken down before carbohydrates can be released and absorbed. This is why it is so important to eat whole grains rich in fiber, instead of refined grains. Refined grains release their carbohydrates too quickly setting off a chain reaction that ultimately results in energy crashes and the urge to eat more.
All of TeeChia’s carbohydrates are already considered to be “slow carbs” because they are all unrefined and bound in their natural insoluble plant fiber. TeeChia’s soluble fiber however, slows their release even further, keeping blood sugar stable longer, and providing energy from TeeChia’s nutrient-dense calories for many hours.
Activate TeeChia’s Fiber
Get the best results from TeeChia by activating its unique fiber before eating it. Simply soak a serving of TeeChia in a bowl by pouring a small amount of water over it. Water, whether hot or cold, quickly releases the soluble fiber in both chia and flax:
The soluble fiber gel will slow the absorption of the carbohydrates by the intestines. Slow and steady release of carbohydrates results in stable blood sugar and lasting energy.
- After eating, the soluble fiber gel continues to absorb more water in your stomach and intestines. It keeps you hydrated by slowly releasing water back into your system as demand arises.
- The bulk formed by the soluble fiber gel keeps you feeling satiated and staves off any hunger signals for 4 or more hours.
- The soluble fiber gel creates a moist, smooth stool that keeps you regular daily and makes it easy and pleasant to do your daily duty!
TeeChia’s flakes, seeds and fruits, when soaked in water, are held together by the soluble fiber gel.
We recommend adding milk, yogurt or non-dairy alternatives to TeeChia after it has been soaked in water. They make delicious additions to TeeChia so you can enjoy a bowl of TeeChia any way you prefer cereal.