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 Soothes the Digestive Tract
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.
TeeChia’s oats are an important source of soluble fiber too with unique benefits that have been scientifically demonstrated. One component of the soluble fiber in oats is beta-glucan, a compound that has been proven to be so effective in lowering cholesterol that the FDA actually approves of a heart healthy statement for oats.
Soluble fiber binds with cholesterol during digestion and can remove it without being absorbed. Eating more soluble fiber daily can help reduce high cholesterol, especially high LDL cholesterol.
Activating TeeChia’s Soluble Fiber
We highly recommend soaking TeeChia in water before eating to release its soluble fiber to form a gel that binds its flakes, nuts and fruits together. It creates a smooth bulk that promotes regularity when eaten daily. TeeChia swells when soaked and continues to absorb more water in your stomach, helping to keep you hydrated for hours. The hydrous gel helps to forms a soft stool that is easy to eliminate. People love the effect of eating TeeChia!