The wonders of chia

Great source of omega 3s, fiber, and protein

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For those of a particular age group, our association with chia seed is limited to the novelty chia pet. Oh, but they’re so much more!

Chia, the seed of the salvia columbariae plant, is a superfood. It’s rich in omega 3 fatty acids, containing more omega 3 than salmon! It helps regulate blood sugar, and it’s an excellent source of both antioxidants and fiber.

What’s more, chia is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot synthesize.

Chia seeds have a mild nut-like flavor and can be added to salads, smoothies, and baked goods. In fact, when soaked in water, chia can replace the fat in baked-goods recipes.

This informative video talks about not only the health benefits, but how and where chia is grown.

 

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