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Chia Vitality: 30 Days to Better Health, Greater Vibrancy, and a More Meaningful and Purposeful Life Paperback – April 1, 2014
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Well, What a surprise this book was. I was expecting more of a recipe/ information book specifically about Chia, the little wonder seed. I have consumed the seed for years, and wanted to learn more about it. The author, Janine Hoffman is founder of MaMa Chia, knows a thing or two about Chia seeds combined with wellness in general and shares well researched and very logical views on both. I wasn't disappointed and as a matter of fact, I have started to take the time and use this book as it was written to be, a 30 days to wellness learning book.
She speaks of vitality in many areas of wellness, beginning with, of course, writing about the seed and it's attributes, history and antioxidant features. She moves then, into other areas of life, linking them to the attributes of Chia such as discovering attitudes and creating awareness in life's balance, then follows with intriguing, and easy to follow 30 day guided cleanse, complete with meal plan, food facts and recipes. She has a discussion of balance in many areas, which is simple and perfectly appropriate for the book, as is very good lesson on exercise with suggestions to get you moving. I loved that she included a substantial and integral mention on being part of a community and helping others. It's a keeper. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review
I really liked some parts of this book. I thought the section explaining about why chia seeds are so good for us was very informative and well-written. The best part of it was the recipes and how to incorporate chia seeds into your diet in a very easy and accessible way. I've been searching for great tasting vegan salad dressings and I was impressed with Hoffman's explanation of how to use chia gel to thicken salad dressings in a healthier way.
The least effective part of this book for me was the sections where Hoffman encouraged readers to take up yoga and meditation. There were no pictures of the yoga poses, so I think readers with no experience with yoga would be hard pressed to replicate them. I am also not personally interested in meditation and would have enjoyed more recipes.
If you are interested in making positive changes to your lifestyle and are mystified about the hype around chia and want to learn more about the health benefits of chia, this is a great introductory book. It will give you more information about chia than you ever imagined!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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