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Roof Cleaning is a dangerous occupation.
One thing seldom talked about is Dehydration.
Having cleaned roofs in Tampa Florida almost 20 years, my Tampa Roof Cleaning Company has had several employees.
We DEMAND to see our roofcleaners drink at least a16 ounce glass of waterdaily.
This is a MUST, and my employees know I am Anal about it.
Bottom Line ?
IF you want to work at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida, you must drink the water daily in front of me before you leave to clean a customers roof.

I discovered this super food about 6 months ago, and want to share it with you.
It will prevent dehydration, give you MUCH more energy,and protect your Body with Anti Oxidants fromthe roof cleaning chemicals, and their fumes.

Hereis some info about it my fellow roof cleaners.

The Magic of Chia Seeds! The new Superfood!

I may be a little bit late to the party, which is nothing new in my life, however when I arrive, I arrive in Style. Today I arrive bearing Chia seeds. If the name Chia conjures up images of funny looking figurines Im here today to reprogram your thinking (though the sprouts from those pets are very healthy!). Chia seeds have been a staple food source for the Native American people for centuries. Aztec warriors would eat Chia during hunting trips, and the Indians of the Southwest would eat only Chia seed mixed with water as they ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean-and by the end of this article you will understand why!
An Amazing Source of Omega 3s: Chia seeds and oil naturally contain more than 60% Omega-3 fatty acid, this is the highest percentage of Omega-3 of any commercially available source. The body converts Omega-3 from chia into EPA and DHA. Chia has no odor, doesnt go rancid, is easy to store, easy to use, has very little flavor/taste and is not contaminated with pesticides, chemicals or heavy metals. (Now isnt that a nice change!)

Built inRoof CleaningDehydration Prevention: Chia's hydrophilic (water loving) structure holds water. The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water. This means when inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer. Athletes eat chia seeds to stay hydrated during long workouts.
Great Fiber Source: Chia is also a good source of fiber as they produce a thick gel in water, absorbing up to 30 times their weight. This soluble fiber cleans the intestines by binding and transporting debris from the intestinal walls so that it can be eliminated efficiently and regularly. A daily dose of chia seed provides an excellent fiber source.

High in Protein: Chia seed is a complete source of dietary protein, providing all the essential amino acids. Compared to other seeds and grains, chia seed provides the highest source of protein, between 19 to 23 percent protein by weight.

A Diet Food! The gel-forming property of chia seed tends to slow digestion and sustain balanced blood sugar levels, which can be helpful in preventing or controlling diabetes, mood swings and food cravings. It works by forming a gel when becoming wet. This gel, when in our digestive systems, helps prevent some of the food that we eat from getting absorbed making the chia seed a great diet helper. Eating the seeds also helps curb your appetite by making you feel fuller faster.

Random Good Stuff: Chia seeds contain greater alpha-linolenic acid concentrations than any other seed or grain. This substance lowers the risk of heart disease, blurred vision, and numbness. Chia seed contains large amounts of B vitamins and calcium. By volume, one ounce of chia contains 13 percent niacin, two percent B-2 (riboflavin and 29 percent thiamin, and trace amounts of all B vitamins. In roughly two ounces of chia there are 600 milligrams of calcium, contrasted with 120 milligrams of calcium in the same amount of milk. (If youre doing the math that is 5 times the amount of calcium than a glass of milk!)

Chia also contains boron, which is needed for bones. With much of the nations soil boron depleted, we simply are not getting enough boron (or most minerals!) in our daily diets. Boron is needed to aid the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus in bones and for muscle growth. Boron also can increase the levels of natural estrogen.

Ok, so whats the best way to take your Chia?



There is no right way to eat Chia, thats the beauty of it. Chia seeds are very mild tasting which is why its so easy to mix it in with anything.
You can mix the Chia gel with: Fruit juices, smoothies, milk, shakes, jams, jellies, preserves, syrups, lemonade, yogurt, nut butters, hot cereal, cold cereal, polenta, grits, pancake and waffle mix (use 1 tablespoon per waffle), mustard, barbeque sauce, dips, soups, mayonnaise, salad dressings, you name it! Or you can use it in baking instead of oil or shortening. Sprinkle them on your salad! You can make a gel and add the gel to foods. You can add the gel to anything you wish for reducing calories, saturated fat and sugar amounts without compromising sensory appeal. The seeds can be used to replace less-healthy fat in just about any recipe. You can use them uncooked in salad dressings, spreads, fruit shakes, ice cream, and just about anything you want. You can also add them when baking to cookies, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods.

Here is how you can make a gel Put nine parts water in a sealable plastic container. Slowly pour one part seed into the water, then mix with a wire whisk or fork. This process will avoid any clumping of the seed. Wait a few minutes and stir again to break up any clumps, let stand ten minutes, and stir again. Store up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Add the gel, between 50 to 70 percent by volume, to any of the above-mentioned foods, mix well, and taste. You will notice a very smooth texture, with the integrity of the flavor intact, but you have added 50 to 70 percent more volume to your food and have displaced calories and fat by incorporating an ingredient that is ninety percent water! Oh! They also taste good as is. Enjoy!

Guys, this is Chris, of Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL posting this.
IF you know anything about me, you know I am NOT into hype and total BS.
This stuff really IS a miracle food.
Not only will it prevent roof cleaning dehydration, it will change, energize, and prolongyour life.
I get mine off Amazon.com , think I paid like 87 dollars shipped for 14 lbs of seeds ?
But search around, YOU may do better.





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Thanks for the info Chris, I am going to get some from my nutrition suppl.

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Brick city power washing wrote:

Thanks for the info Chris, I am going to get some from my nutrition suppl.



They have changed my life, for real.
They can be found on the Internet in Bulk, shop around.



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I think they say you should drink atleast half your body weight in water every day. I'll have to add those to my list.

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half your body weight in ounces.

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LOL, yes that is what I meant.

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Thank GOD it's ounces i was going to buy another 125gal tank just for drinking water lol

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Chris you are so convincing, I just ordered 3 lbs. of Chia seeds from Amazon.com. The hydration is not a problem in KY yet but we are always looking for more energy. Thanks for the lead & wisdom.winkKipp

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Waterworks NW wrote:

LOL, yes that is what I meant.




Given your company name, Waterwoorks NW, I am sure you are no stranger to dehydration. biggrin

Plus you live in one of the wettest states in the usa. LOL

yawn I am glad you straightened how much water we should all drink to avoid becoming dehydrated this summer and I for one am SURE GLAD it was not in pounds as for my weight, if water weighs 8.8 pounds per gallon, that would mean I would never get up on the roof let alone a ladder, actually come to think about it I would be spending most of my time after drinking that quantity of water, by making frequent trips to the bathroom...LOLno

as for the MIGHTY CHIA seeds, hmm, I will do a wait and see, if you guys eat those before or after all that water?

As for the energy aspect, we can all use more of that. Usually, my "get up and go, got up and went" so it takes a couple cups of joe to get me up and ready to go!

If the Chia seeds provide that kind of energy without the heartburn, man, wouldn't that be nice! smile



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Another great item to prvent dehydration and prevent cramping is trace mineral drops. It helps you absorb the water and liguids you intake by helping them absorb to the proper places. It will decrease the amount you sweat out and almost eliminate the salt you sweat out which is what makes you dehydrate quicker.

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Found it on AMAZON for $20.00. Stuff is AWESOME. I am a heavy sweater, will drink 1.5 gal of water and 1 gal of gatorade on hot summer day before using mineral drops. Drink 1/2 that now and feel better at end of day.

Hope this helps someone.



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Sorry all couldn't seem to get it to link properly, but the name of the product is

LIQUMINS Trace Mineral Drops.

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Kipp/Kipp`s Kleaning wrote:

Chris you are so convincing, I just ordered 3 lbs. of Chia seeds from Amazon.com. The hydration is not a problem in KY yet but we are always looking for more energy. Thanks for the lead & wisdom.winkKipp



You are welcome Kipp!
The energy these give is unreal!
The ancient Aztec Indians called Chia Seeds their "running food".
The Aztec Messengers used to run messages between Aztec Settlements up to 20 miles apart.
Chia Seed was their energy secret weapon.
I use it every single day, and feel funky if I go more then two days w/o it.



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Chris ,
I googled and found this info for the Chia seed. This seed packs in a lot of nutrients. This is a good find and I am going to pick some up for my son who does roofing in FL.
Thanks for a great find!
Kim

Here is a link for more information on Chia seeds and high blood pressure/diabetes.
These seeds do more than hydrate you. This is a very cool find.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071115/salba_071115/20071115?hub=Health

Seeds, chia seeds, dried (USDA#12006)

Serving Size 1 oz
Water 4g
Calories 490
Energy 2051kj
Protein 15g
Total Fat 30g
Ash 4g
Total Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fiber 37g
Calcium, Ca 631mg
Phosphorus, P 948mg
Potassium 160mg
Sodium 19mg
Zinc, Zn 3mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Manganese, Mn 2mg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Fatty acids, total saturated 3g
14:0 2g
15:0 2g
16:0 2g
17:0 0g
18:0 0g
20:0 9g
22:0 3g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2g
14:1 2g
16:1 undifferentiated 0g
17:1 0g
18:1 undifferentiated 2g
20:1 4g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 23g
18:2 undifferentiated 5g
18:3 undifferentiated 17g
Cholesterol 0mg
Tryptophan 0g
Threonine 0g
Isoleucine 0g
Leucine 1g
Lysine 0g
Methionine 8g
Cystine 0g
Phenylalanine 1g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 1g
Arginine 1g
Histidine 0g
Alanine 0g
Aspartic acid 1g
Glutamic acid 2g
Glycine 0g
Proline 0g
Serine 1g


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thks for the info - sounds convincing - and since it is natural nothing to loose - will try my self... we do have hydration issues in south florida - thks for the info again.
RR

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Just came to my mind - in the dessert, natives drink/eat yogurt with diced cucumber to keep them selves cool from high temperatures – the use of hats, long sleeve shirts and pants also help….



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Got the Chia seeds.

Figured if Chris recommended it, there'd be something to it.

It works.  I've used it for 2 weeks now and I feel great.

It calms the appetite and seems to help hydrate very well.

Seems to help with acid stomach, too, for anyone who drinks a lot of coffee and has problems with that.

For some reason, I'm not minding this intense heat.

Thanks Chris.  It works for me.

 



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