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Not Your Mama’s Chia

on Dec 8, 2015 in Nutrition, Wellness Blog

chia petRemember growing Chia Pets?  

Chia seeds are not only fun to grow, they are a super healthy food to eat. Chia seeds are one of nature’s little packages bursting full of health benefits.  Chia seeds provide a bounty of high quality nutrients:

  • Healthy omega 3’s,
  • High quality proteins,
  • Soluble fiber,
  • B-Vitamins,
  • Phosphorus,
  • Magnesium,
  • Calcium,
  • Antioxidants … and the list goes on.

Chia seeds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties similar to super-foods like blueberries and pomegranate.  Research indicates promising abilities of Chia to reduce blood pressure and change lipid profiles for the better.

Chia is so simple to add into your daily routine. The seeds make a fun crunchy topping on top of yogurt, fruits, or cereal.  You can add a Tablespoon in to a smoothie or sprinkle on top of baked muffins, bread, or oatmeal. You can find Chia seeds in any health food store or Trader Joe’s. Sprouted Chia is also good for youChia no background,  so dig out your old Chia pet and grow some to eat and for fun!