Chia Seeds-The Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs
Chia seeds were one of the staple Superfoods of the Aztecs. They are extremely high in Omega-3 fatty acids and are hydrophilic (absorbs water). Chia seeds contain no cholesterol compared to fish which is also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids but contains cholesterol. In fact, chia seeds have been proven to show a decrease in cholesterol levels.
Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Chia seeds have eight times more of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid than salmon.
- Aids in weight loss-chia seeds acts to curb your appetite and keep you full longer
- Helps to improve memory, mood, and overall brain function
- 1 tbsp has 5 grams of Fiber
- Chia seeds contain 20% protein, which is more than other grains.
- Good for diabetics because it helps with stabilizing blood sugars
- Act as an egg replacement- for every egg, combine 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water. Whisk together and allow to gel for about 10min.
Black vs. White?
The only difference between both black and white chia seeds is that the black contain more antioxidants.
So what is the recommended daily dose you may be asking??
To achieve desirable benefits just 2 tbsp per day has been shown to help.
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