Chia Seeds

chia-seeds

I have always heard good things about chia seeds, but never went out of my way to incorporate them into my diet – until recently of course. In the mornings I add them to my oatmeal or protein drink and for lunch I sprinkle some on top of my salad. Their taste remains neutral, which makes it super easy to put into or on top of anything. And they really do keep you feeling fuller longer, which is great for a snacker like me. Just be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day!

Other notable benefits include:

  • High antioxidant content, which helps fight free radicals and diseases
  • Low-carb friendly food – great for diabetics ;-)
  • Good source of fiber and protein
  • Contains Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Aids in digestive health
  • Contain essential nutrients for bones: calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Can be used as an egg substitute
  • Easy to add to any diet

 

After all, if they were good enough for the Mayans, they are good enough for me :-)

 

*recommended dosage is 2-4 tablespoons throughout the day

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