100 ORGANIC* ANCIENT AZTEC* CHIA SEEDS
*OMEGA-3*Salvia hispanica* #1303
Chia seeds nutrition
You would be surprised to learn how much nutrients are packed in that tiny, almost microscopic seed! Below is a list of nutrients found in a one ounce serving of chia seeds.
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (2 tablespoon serving of chia seeds provide over 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, which is a lot more than a plate of fish)
Protein (2x the protein of any other seed)
Minerals (iron, boron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus)
Chia seeds are from the chia plant, known as Salvia hispanica, and have been cultivated around the world for over 500 years. These kernels were one of the 3 primary foods of the ancient Aztecs, Tehuantepecs, Mayas, and Indians. Warriors back in the days did not have access to Power Bars but they did have chia seeds! They ate chia seeds for increased energy and endurance. Indian messengers used to carry a little pouch of the seeds around with them. Hence, these amazing little seeds are called “Indian running food.”
Please note that chia seeds are not “magic pills” that will help you lose weight alone. When used sensibly chia seeds can be a beneficial tool to your weight loss plan or weight management. It is simply a “natural food” that has been cultivated by ancient people as a source of good health and sustained energy. It will decrease your cravings and help you feel more satisfied after meals, while getting all the natural nutrients. Chia seeds WILL help you lose weight!
10 Chia Recipes
If you’re new to chia seeds, you may not know how to work them into your diet. Unlike flax seeds, you don’t need to grind up chia seeds to get the health benefits, and I think chia seeds are generally way more versatile than flax. Here are some of the tasty ways to add chia to your diet:
Toss a couple of tablespoons into a smoothie.
Make chia and pine nut basil pesto!
Soak 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in 1 cup soy or almond milk for about an hour. The result is like a delicious, healthy tapioca pudding!
Make a chia citrus cooler.
Cook up some sauteed zucchini with toasted chia seeds.
Add a few tablespoons to a muffin or bread recipe.
Sprinkle them into your oatmeal.
Fix some banana chia seed pancakes.
Make a chia bubble tea! Mix up your favorite tea with a little bit of fruit juice, and stir in a tablespoon of chia seeds. Let them soak to plump them up, and bam! You’ve got chia boba.
Whip up a batch of chia seed granola.
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