What are chia seeds?
A tiny black and white edible seed that comes from the desert plant, Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico and dating back to the Aztec and Mayan cultures. They are harvested from the plant’s dried up flowers.
Why are chia seeds good for me?
Known as an “ancient superfood,” these mighty seeds are packed with:
Omega 3s – help reduce inflammation and lower the fat levels in your blood, which can put you at risk for heart disease.
Protein – helps you repair and build lean muscle.
Antioxidants – helps reduce damage to cells, which in turn prevents aging.
Fiber – helps keep you “regular” and full for longer
How do I use chia seeds?
You can add them to anything: smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, cookies, cakes and pies.
What kind of chia seeds should I buy?
A brand with the only ingredient being ‘raw chia seeds’. You can buy both whole or ground chia seeds. I typically buy Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, Ground, 12 Ounce ground chia seeds as they’re more versatile and can be added more easily to recipes.