What are Chia Seeds and their Benefits?

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The nutrition of chia seeds is well documented across the interwebz.  Here are 13 reasons chia is good for you as per the Wellness Warrior.

We have a couple of wonderful tasty recipes here and here (note: these could be member recipes).

 

  1. Chia is gluten free
  2. It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
  3. It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!
  4. It boasts 20% protein
  5. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids
  6. It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries)
  7. Chia contains five times more calcium than milk
  8. Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges
  9. It contains three times more iron than spinach
  10. It contains twice the potassium content of 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.

For more information about how to eat it and all that, go here.

Comments

  1. How much chia gel would equal an egg ?

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