Have you ever wondered why everyone is obsessing over the miniscule seeds called chia seeds? While they may be tiny, they do have mighty nutrients. Check out some of the benefits of chia seeds and ways you can add them to your favorite foods!
Small But Mighty
Chia seeds are one of the oldest forms of nutrition and were a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets. Each tiny seed can hold about 10 times their dry weight in liquid, which helps to keep you full. A one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat (five of which are omega-3s), calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), and Vitamin B2.
How To Eat Them
- Turn chia seeds into pudding! Simply soak them in water, milk, almond milk, or your choice of liquid and let it sit overnight. You’ll wake up with chia seed pudding that you can top with almonds, pistachios, honey, or fruit!
- Use chia seeds as a topping for extra crunch. You can add them to oatmeal, yogurt, salad, or chicken salad. One tablespoon will give you five grams of fiber, three grams of fiber, and omega-3s (to name a few of the benefits).
- Bake them into bread for added health and texture. Chia seeds will give the bread an extra crunch!
- Put them in a smoothie! This will make the smoothie thicker as the chia seeds expand. Plus, it won’t change the flavor of the smoothie.
Next time you see chia seeds at the store think about investing in your health! Chia seeds are packed with the powerful nutrients you need to enhance your daily health.
What are your favorite ways to eat Chia Seeds?