Chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica) come from a plant with oblong leaves and small blue flowers, native to Mexico and Guatemala. These tiny seeds are very rich in omega-3, iron and phosphorous.
Chia seeds can be added to cereal, smoothies, yogurt, soups and salads. They also make a great pudding: just put a spoonful of chia in a cup of non-dairy milk and let it soak in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve with a garnish of fresh fruit.
Chia Seeds have the following nutritional benefits:
Chia seeds have the following benefits:
Rich in Omega-3: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
High Phosphorous Content: contributes to normal metabolic function and the maintenance of teeth and bones.
High Iron Content: helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, contributes to normal metabolic function and to the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin.