Sunday, 25 November 2012

Chia seeds: The next level SUPERFOOD

  Chia (pronounced “chee-ah”) seeds are collected from a plant that originated in Central America. These seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Since they are seeds and not grains, chia is also a source of protein. However, in my opinion, chia’s claim to fame is definitely their fibre content. In only one tablespoon of chia, there are 5 grams of soluble and insoluble fibre! 

  In addition to not having much of a taste, the above characteristics make chia a fabulous addition to salads, shakes and even things like pancakes. The fibre will work to control blood sugar and promote healthy digestion. Chia kicks muffins up a notch and the seeds can be mixed with water and used as an egg “replacer” in baking! 
Give chia a try!
Fun Fact: Remember Chia pets? Yep, it’s the same chia!

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