Originally Posted by hydrashok
I've never heard of this??? Have you tried 'em?? Do they work??
Sounds like a great weight loss strategy to me!
I eat three tablespoons per day. I'm not trying to lose weight, but they are really good for you, and yes, they are good for weight loss. You put them in water at 1 part seed to 9 parts water/any other liquid. After about 30 minutes, a gel starts to form around the seed. Stir in 1 table spoon of seed at that point with whatever you are drinking--the gel is no longer noticeable, and there is no taste, but the gel will displace volume in your stomach, hence they are good for weight-loss.
I want a years supply of food. I know this is kind of the opposite of a BOB, but I think it is a good idea to have. These seeds keep for 2 years due to there extreme antioxidant content. They don't take up much room. They take no real preparation.
They don't really require a liquid, but you will need some water anyway for a BOB. Since you put these in liquid, they won't make you thirsty. I know there are bars that claim not to induce thirst, and I think that's great. I'm just sayin'.
BTW, if you were to put these in a BOB, and you decide to drink them with water, the ratio should be 1 part seed to maybe 30 or more parts water.