So we’ve been hearing a lot of controversy on this little plant haven’t we? Why? why is it go great? Well my friends I’ll tell you!
The chia seed is very rich in polyunsaturated fats (that’s a good fat), and is one of the highest plant-based forms of Omega-3. Thus meaning not only is a super healthy fat, but it helps decrease things like heart disease, stroke, inflammation and reduces high cholesterol. Its full of fiber (10 grams per 2 tbsp.), protein, antioxidants, minerals and helps you stay fuller longer between meals. Helps with weight loss, depression and good for people with a gluten allergy-since its gluten free.
How to add them into your food? Well, first off they are virtually tasteless so its rather easy to add to almost any meal. Also, not sure if you’ve ever had chia seeds, but once added to water they poof up like no ones business. So needless to say, a little bit goes a long way haha (learned that the hard way!)
You can add them to oatmeal, smoothies, sprinkle on top of salads and add to ice cream .. for some examples. I like to use it as an egg substitute for baking since my stomach has a hard time digesting eggs… but that’s just me.
Below is a quick little video about chia seeds =) And some other links to learn more!
- The Benefits of Chia Seeds (thenakachanlife.com)
- Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seeds! (mybindi.typepad.com)
- Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia…Seeds (fitsoulandspice.wordpress.com)
- Do you know Chia Seeds? (thehealthytree.wordpress.com)
- Chia Seed Wonder (healthfoodienut.com)
- Chia pudding (talithadulcie.wordpress.com)