Essentials: Chia Seeds

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Between Chia Pudding, Chia Fresca and as a go to topping on many breakfast essentials, we’ve seen this seed make a very popular comeback.

WHAT ARE CHIA SEEDS?
Chia Seeds are a magical tiny seeds that can absorb 10x their weight in water. This is why it becomes a gel like substance and it also expands in the stomach making it

Chia seeds are filled with Zinc, Vitamin B (1&2), Magnesium, phospshorus, Calcium are a great source of protein. The highlights of chia seeds are that they are an excellent source of Omega-3 (more than Salmon), are high in antioxidants and are very high in iron.

 

BENEFITS

  • It’s gel like consistency makes them great to thicken smoothies.
  • Because they absorb 10x their size and are high in fiber, expand in your stomach and help reduce hunger and help regulate your digestion.
  • Because it prevents over eating and curbs cravings it helps normalize blood sugar levels, making it great for those with diabetes.
  • Chia seeds are Great Energy Boosters and improve endurance.