I have heard a lot about Chia Seeds and Chia Seeds benefits lately. Chia seeds have the ‘superfood’ status and they are quite ‘trendy’ right now. And for good reason. Being the good girl that I am, I’ve done my own research on these ‘super seeds’ and after that, I’ve implemented them into my daily meals.
What I’ve found really interesting is that apparently, the Aztecs and the Mayans were also growing and using them. Chia, which also means ‘strength’ in Mayan was one of their five major crops.
They might be tiny, but the Chia seeds benefits list is long. They are a great source of fiber, protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus and they also have a high content of omega-3 fatty acids.
What’s great about Chia seeds is that they are so easy to mix with other types of food and having a mild, nutty flavour, they taste quite good. They are also a big help if you want to shed a few pounds as they absorb 10 times their weight in water, which makes you feel fuller.
My favourite ways of eating Chia seeds are:
- A pudding, made out of soy milk and Chia seeds, in which I also mix some fruits.
- Chia smoothies (usually with banana, apple or strawberries).
- Sprinkled on top of veggies as garnish and sent to the oven.
- With yoghurt (I simply mix the seeds with the yoghurt).
- With guacamole (again, I simply mix them in the guacamole).
If you want to learn more about Chia Seeds and their benefits, take a look at the infographic I’ve created below.
I hope you’ll find it useful! 🙂