They have been used as an energy food for centuries and are considered to be one of nature's richest vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They are also rich in antioxidants and contain 18 amino acids, three times more iron that milk and fifteen times more magnesium than broccoli! They are also a source of essential minerals such as phosphorus, manganese calcium, potassium and sodium.
Chia seeds have a mild taste and can be incorporated into daily meals sprinkled on salads, yogurts, baked goods and smoothies.
A simple and tasty way to consume chia is in a Chia Fresca:
How to make Chia Fresca
Ingredients for one glass:
12 oz cold, fresh drinking water
1 large lemon (it should produce about 3 tablespoons of juice)
2 teaspoons honey or natural sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon fresh chia seed
Once in the water, a gelatinous coating forms around the seeds making them easy to swallow. Chia is great in puddings too!
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Here's to your health,
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