i can’t believe i haven’t posted about my favorite little super seed.
remember chia pets? yep, the same thing. little did we know that those tiny seeds in there are a superfood just waiting to be discovered.
or re-discovered i should say.
the aztecs and mayans revered chia seeds (salvia hispanica), even using them in religious ceremonies. as this article states from superseeds.ca it’s believed “that ancient warriors would sustain themselves on long journeys with a single spoonful of the seeds daily” dubbing them “runner’s food”. some newer press says chia seeds can help you lose weight thanks to its ability to expand in the stomach and make you feel full.
whether or not they help you lose weight, their nutritional resume is so impressive you’ll want to incorporate these little guys (or gals) into your diet anyway. check out integradedhealth.com and superseeds.ca for their full benefit bio.
superseeds.ca informs us that…
chia contain 19 amino acids including all essential amino acids, they contain 7x more vitamin c than oranges, 34% of the seeds is high quality oil consisting mainly of omega 3, higher than fresh atlantic salmon or flax seeds, they have high levels of antioxidants, 3 x the antioxidant strength of blueberries, 5 grams of fiber per serving, and much, much more.
go out and get yourself some chia!
it’s easy to incorporate these super heroes into your diet: add a tablespoon to your cereal in the morning, sprinkle on your salad in the afternoon, blend them up in a smoothie, put them in baked goods, or just add them to your favorite drink and watch them gel up. i think they look like frog eggs but maybe you don’t want that image…tapioca pudding?