The Chia Seed: A Healthy Superfood

by Mel on August 3, 2017

Chia seeds may be small but they are packed with nutrients. Because they are high in fiber and low in calories, they are a great addition to weight loss diets. Chia seeds absorb a lot of water and expand in your stomach, making you feel full for longer. You can also soak them in water to make a chia seed gel that can be eaten on its own with fruits, berries or yogurt, or added to smoothies and desserts.

Chia seeds are a great source of protein especially for vegans and vegetarians, and they are high in many important nutrients. The seeds are rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and they also contain zinc, potassium and many B-vitamins.

You can sprinkle them on cereals or granola, add them to salads for a healthy meal, and use them in baking. Vegans use chia seeds as a substitution for eggs, and chia can also be used to substitute fats in some recipes. Because the carbohydrates in the seeds come mainly from fiber, the chia seed is also considered a low carb food.

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