Chia seeds are referred to as a nutritional powerhouse due their high nutritional content. These little seeds are loaded with fiber and are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and so much more.
Chia seeds can also be used in a vegan diet as a substitute for eggs and butter.
These little seeds can be added into our daily foods, add them into your smoothies, your salads, onto your toast and your oats. They are very hydrating so add some into your water bottles for the day or after an intense workout. These seeds can be used to make a natural fruit jam in place of pectin or added into your baked goods, granola bars, granola and homemade snacks. You can add them right into your overnight oats, which is one of my favourite ways to enjoy them. The possibilities are endless.
Please note, as with everything we eat moderation is key, too much of anything (even a superfood) is not a good thing.
Including chia seeds in your diet can:
- Help control appetite
- Balance blood sugar levels
- Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Helps control sugar cravings
- Aid in digestion and weight loss goals
- Provide high amounts of antioxidants and strengthens the immune system
- Improve memory and mental clarity
- Help cleanse the colon
- Reduce inflammation
- Help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails
These little seeds are jammed packed with an abundance of nutrients and contain more vitamins and minerals then many of the common foods we eat.
Chia seeds have:
- 15 times more magnesium then broccoli
- 8 times more omega-3 then wild salmon
- 7 times more vitamin C then oranges
- 6 times more protein then kidney beans
- 5 times more calcium then milk
- 3 times more iron the spinach
- 3 times more antioxidants then blueberries
So get creative and have fun with these powerful seeds.