Chia seeds have a natural richness in various nutrients and antioxidants, making it no wonder why it’s been consumed for centuries in Mayan and Aztec diets. In modern diets, people are flocking to chia seeds to add to various recipes to get a bit of this nutrition for themselves.
As for the nutrition found in chia seeds, it really doesn’t get much better. Chia seeds are packed full and tight with good fats, polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for promoting heart and brain health, and when one thinks of these fatty acids, they often first think of oily fish like salmon. If you don’t care for fish, chia seeds are where it’s at. Chia seeds are also crammed with fiber, and in every 2 tablespoons, you can expect to find around 10 grams of pure fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, helps you to feel full and satisfied and helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
So, how can you enjoy chia seeds? Let’s count the ways:
- Sprinkle chia seeds over your normal morning breakfast cereal
- Add some chia seeds to your morning or afternoon smoothie
- Soak the chia seeds overnight in your favorite healthy milk, and enjoy as a pudding.
- Sprinkle on your salad
- Add a tablespoon of chia seeds to your yoghurt
- Mix into muffins or cookies
- Make your own chia seed jam with homemade fruit preserves
As you can see, chia seeds can be added into just about any recipe and any meal. You only need a small amount to get a nutritional impact, so you can add your chia seeds to your cooking without losing the flavor you want. Our All Organic Store POWER SUPER FOODS Organic Black Chia Seeds contain all the nutritional benefits, and just a spoonful gives you every benefit Chia has to offer.