Here are a heap of reasons to eat chia and interesting comparisons (ounce per ounce).
1. Chia is gluten free 2. Super high in dietary fibre, making them great for digestion and healing digestive issues, 37% fibre 3. Containing 20% Omega 3 ALA, making them super food for the brain and heart. Chia has 7 times more Omega 3 than salmon! 4. Boasting 20% protein 5. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids 6. High in antioxidants. It has a 4 times higher ORAC value (an antioxidant measurement) than blueberries. 7. Chia contains 5 times more calcium than milk 8. Chia contains 7 times more vitamin C than oranges 9. 3 times more iron than spinach 10. Twice the potassium content of a banana 11. It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails 12. It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics) 13. Chia makes a great egg replacement. Just combine with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg 𝘚𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘴: As a rough measurement, soak 1/4 cup (40 grams) of chia seeds in 4 cups (1 litre) of water for at least 20–30 minutes (or overnight). This softens the seeds to allow for easier digestion. You can make a batch and leave in the fridge for between 3-5 days. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮: Is making Chia puddings for breakfast. You can find loads of great recipes on line that mix with nut milks, coconut and your favourite toppings (including nuts, seeds, fruit) my personal fav is pomegranates and mango - de-lish!
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