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Five Health Benefits of Chia

Chia is a powerhouse superfood that you SHOULD be incorporating into your diet. Here are a few reasons why we believe so:

 

Egg Substitute – Egg allergy? When baking, mix a tbsp of chia seed with 3tbsp of water and let sit for about 20 minutes. Mix with your dry ingredients just like eggs.

Digestion – Chia seeds are super for digestive health, a 28-gram serving of contains 11 grams of dietary fiber, about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. (Source)

Weight Loss – When chia seeds get wet they stick together and form a gel. They expand in your stomach, helping you feel fuller longer, which means less eating.

Heart, Skin & Brain Health – Chia seeds are richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Deficiencies in omega-3 are linked to heart disease and research shows that eating more omega-3-rich foods may even help protect against sun damage and skin. They can also help boost brain function.

Strong Bones – Calcium can be found in high percentages in chia seeds, one tsp. contains more calcium than a glass of milk.

 

Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can be added to smoothies and shakes, sprinkled on yogurt or salad or as mentioned above, used in baking. With so many options available, are you ready to add chia to your diet?