This is a strange question to ask, right? You might be thinking to yourself, “how do you know that B.B. King doesn’t eat Chia seed?”
Well, that’s a fair question, and B.B. may be eating chia seed, but I highly doubt it considering he was recently released from the hospital after being admitted with complications from his type II diabetes. In fact, I wonder if B.B. has even heard of Chia Seed or if any of his health care providers have ever told him about it? Someone needs to inform him of all the health benefits of eating this South American super food, and it might as well be me, especially considering that recent medical studies have shown Chia Seed to be extremely effective in controlling blood sugar. When Chia is ingested, in any form, it forms a barrier inside the stomach that regulates the speed at which sugar goes into the blood stream, keeping diabetics blood sugar levels in the healthy range for longer periods of time. It has also been proven to lower blood pressure in diabetics as well.
Most people in the US today have never heard of Chia, which is a shame because it is one of the most nutrient rich super foods in the world! I discovered Chia Seed about 7 years ago doing research for diabetes and weight loss. The research convinced me of the health benefits of Chia, so I promptly ordered some, incorporated it into my diet, and began recommending it to all my patients. I now consume Chia seed almost every day, adding it to smoothies, salads, cereals, and other foods.
If you are seeking to lose weight or even just maintain your healthy weight, it’s amazing how adding Chia Seed to your food can instantly increase the nutritional value. Just two ounces of Chia contains almost 9x more Omega-3s than wild salmon, 5x the calcium of 2% milk, almost 3x the iron in raw spinach, 3x the antioxidants of blueberries, all essential amino acids, vitamin B, D, and E, is an excellent source of fiber, and is a more digestible protein than beans, soy, or peas. The benefits of these little seeds CANNOT be overstated. There is absolutely no reason to not begin incorporating Chia seed into your diet immediately.
The fact the B.B. King is a type II diabetic and is still picking and kicking at the age of 89 is amazing and proof that he is evidently doing something right. However I’m not ready for a world without the musical influence of BB King. It’s my hope that someone would tell him about Chia Seed and some of the other products available that could help him get control of his blood sugar, so he can continue entertaining the world with his God given gift for as long as possible. From one Mississippi boy to another, start kicking those diabetes blues by eating some Chia seed B.B.!
If you think Chia Seed could help you with your blood sugar levels, weight loss, or if have any questions about Chia please get in touch by filling out the contact form on CarsonNatural.com or by leaving a voice message by clicking the “Ask Dr. Phil” microphone!
Awesome and informative article Dr. Phil
Phil Carson says
Thank you Mike glad you enjoyed the article.
Jeff McManus says
Great post, I always get good insights from you Dr. Phil. Thanks.
Phil Carson says
Thanks for your kind comments Jeff.
Ruthie sometimes adds chia seeds to our smoothies. I think I want to add them into our diet even more after reading this
Phil Carson says
Thanks Jamie. There are a lot of different types of chia products on the market. Check out the one on my website or if you have any questions about which one you should choose for your family let me know.