Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.
Chia seeds are especially high in Omega-3s. Making them one of the richest plant based sources of fatty acids. Omega –3 can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer.
Chia seeds are also an excellent source of fiber.
10g per 2 tblsp- 1/3 the daily recommended daily intake.
They are a nutritionally dense food by delivering a maximum amount of nutrition with a minimum amount of calories.
Chia Seeds are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body.
and Chia seeds are gluten and grain free too!
Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fiber, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3.
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