What is both part of a novelty gift from the 70’s and a super food treasured by the ancient Mayan culture? If you said Chia seeds go to the head of the class!
Chia Seeds 101Chia comes from the Mayan word for “strength”. And strength these seeds will give you.
A member of the mint family, Chia seeds are bursting with nutrients, fiber & very few calories. Antioxidants also abound in these tiny seeds. Helping to fight off nasty free radicals that contribute to aging & disease.
Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contain:
Fiber 11 grams
Protein 4 grams
Fat 9 grams ( 5 of which are Omega 3/6 )
Calcium 18% recommended daily allowance ( rda )
manganese 30% rda
magnesium 30% rda
Phosphorus 27% rda
Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, Niacin & Potassium
Chia seeds are a whole grain, non GMO & usually grown organically. Touted as the most nutritious food on the planet.
And not only all that, Chia seeds are so easy to incorporate into your diet or sneak into your kids! Click here for a super easy way. Chia seeds taste bland. Do not need to be ground. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Plump in water so are an excellent thickening agent and egg substitute.
Because the seeds are so packed with fiber & plump up 10x their weight in water, they aid in weight loss as they make you feel fuller longer. Chias also aid in lowering blood pressure.