Superfood Series: Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are teeny tiny black seeds of unbelievable goodness that have become very popular in recent months.

Chia, also known as Salvia hispanica, is from the mint family that grows in South America. The seeds were a sustainable source of energy for both the Aztecs and the Mayans.

2 tablespoons of chia seeds contains:
137 kcal
Fibre – 11g
Protein – 4g
Fat – 9g (5g of Omega-3s)
Calcium – 18% RDA
Manganese – 30% RDA
Magnesium – 30% RDA
Phosphorus – 27% RDA
ALSO: Zinc, Vit B1/B2/B3, Potassium.

Non-GMO, gluten-free, wholegrain. The list goes on….

Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and contain a good balance of amino acids. Also, almost all the carbs in them are fibre (this means that almost all the carbs in chia seeds aren’t digested because fibre doesn’t raise the blood sugar levels of the body).

Personally, I add a tablespoon of chia seeds to my daily green smoothie or have a chia seed pudding for breakfast with homemade berry compote.

How do you eat your chia seeds?

Let me know by leaving a comment below, I’d love to hear from you guys!

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