Chia is an ancient aztec superfood which can be used in its raw form as whole seeds as well as powder, ground or even as a gel when mixed with small quantities of water. This superfood is an excellent source of protein which can be incorporated into smoothies, drinks, baking and as a garnish for salads.
1 ounce of Chia seeds (approximately 93 calories) contains the same amount of nutrients as all of the following combined: 3 carrots, ½ cup of spinach, 1 cup of raspberries, ½ yoghurt, 7 ounces of salmon, 25 pecan halves, 1 cup of cauliflower and ¾ cup of cranberries!!!
Here are some of the benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Skin complexion
- Enhanced brain function
- Better eyesight
- Healthier and stronger bones and teeth
- Enhanced muscle function
- Protection from heart and artery dysfunction
- Aids digestion
- Weight loss and weight management
- Increased energy levels