Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fit Foods: Chia Seeds

Just read about this new wonder food, Chia Seeds and like me you’ll want to incorporate this to your foods immediately.  There are lots of nutritional benefits of chia seeds, among which are high protein content, contains large amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, regulates blood sugar and lose weight.  

This sounds too good to be true but it is. Since chia seeds are high in protein, whole grain and organic it will make you feel full for a longer amount of time thus resulting to weight loss. I need this badly as I gained weight from my recently concluded vacation. I hate that I gained back half of what I already lost. Blame it to my mom’s great cooking skills.

Anyway I can always start anew with my dieting and exercising program. And I’ll start incorporating whole grains such as chia seeds on my diet. Then start exercising again, I need to attend more classes for the next couple of weeks. I love the cycling class which is called RPM and the Body Pump class wherein we do cardiovascular and weights at the same time. I just hope my body gets accustomed to exercising again after a month of bumming.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rice Coffee aka Kapeng Bigas

I love coffee, cannot imagine a day without having one. When I arrived back home, my mom asked me if I want kapeng bigas or instant coffee. I said i'll try kapeng bigas and it tastes almost the same as black coffee with less bitter taste. You can drink it with no or little sugar, I haven't tried with milk or creamer yet.

How to make kapeng bigas:

1. Roast (until black) grains of rice. It is better to roast 1 kilo of rice so as to save time, energy (heat) and effort.

2. Put 1 cup of roasted rice in a kettle and add enough water. The ratio would depend how concentrated you want your coffee so it is safer to add 5 cups of water and adjust later.

3. Let it boil for some time, 5-10 mins.

4. Enjoy your rice coffee!

I have yet to search for the health benefits but I'm sure it has lots.

Best served with daing, itlog at kamatis (dried fish, eggs and tomato)!