Chia Seeds 101
Although chia seeds date back to the Mayans, yes it is the same chia from the infamous Chia Pet
Chia Seeds Are Full of Antioxidants
Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
Although tiny chia seeds pack a significant amount of protein when compared to most other plants. In fact, 14% of the weight of a chia seed is made up of protein, as well as essential amino acids.
Chia Seeds are good for your bones and teeth
The vitamins and nutrients found in chia seeds such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and even vitamin A are essential for healthy bone and tooth development.
Chia Seeds Are Good for Heart Health
The omega three fatty acids in chia seeds help your body better absorb essential vitamins like A, D, and E. These anti-inflammatory effects help to reduce stress throughout the body and prevent strain on blood vessels aiding in the prevention of heart disease.
Chia Seeds help curb your Appetite
Due to the high protein and fiber content chia seeds will help you feel fuller and more satiated longer.
If You Have Temperamental Tummy
Go slow when adding this fiber packed ingredient.
Make sure you drink plenty of water.
Soak your chia seeds before using, like in the chia pudding recipe found here.
Note for those with Food Allergies
If you have a nut or seed allergy talk to your doctor before adding chia seeds to your diet please.