Chia seeds.. Could Anything be this Perfect?

Anyone that speaks to a dietician, nutritionist or trainer SHOULD be told to include healthy snacks into their diet.  Included in the list of ‘snacks’ will be seeds.  Now what seeds?? And how do you eat seeds???  Exactly.

Here is something I absolutely recommend you add into your daily food intake.  Whether it be with muesli or yoghurt (thanks Gerorgie) in the morning, with your bottle of water, in a sandwich, salad dressing, your cooking (breads, cakes, biscuits), whatever! No I don’t work for any Chia retailing company; it seriously is worth a go.
All measurements of nutrients in Chia are measured by the 100g, which may seem a LOT however if you are adding it to things all day, the benefits will add up immensely!
Chia seed is the highest known plant source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 (8 times higher than Salmon), and unlike other sources of this important fatty acid, eg, flaxseed, hemp or fish, it is highly stable due to its powerfully naturally occurring anti-oxidants.
Chia is packed full of the following nutrients:
  • 8 x more Omega-3 EFA’s than salmon
  • 7 x more Vitamin C than oranges
  • 6 x more fibre than oat bran (soluble and insoluble fibre for bowel, cholesterol and blood sugar regulation.
  • 5 x more calcium than milk
  • 4 x higher ORAC value than blueberries
  • 3 x more iron than spinach
  • 2 x more potassium than bananas
  • 15 x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 18 amino acids
  • Vitamin A and B12
  • Protein (23%)
On top of this Chia is:
  • Easily digestible. The shells are easily broken down, even when swallowed whole.  This is an improvement over flax seed, which have to be ground up to be digested properly.  If you eat flax seed whole, it will just pass through.
  • Great for post workout: After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation.  Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.
  • Mild tasting: Unlike some seeds, the flavor is very mild.  The mild taste makes it easy to put in sauces, smoothies, breads, puddings, and whatever you want.  They won’t really change the taste, but will add to your nutrition!
  • Really versatile: The seeds can be used in so many recipies.  You can use them uncooked in salad dressings, spreads, fruit juices, ice cream,water, yoghurt, muesli.  Add them to biscuits, cakes, muffins, bread.
  • Filling + hydrating: You will potentially  eat less toatal calories as they are so filling. When inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids.
Thanks for listening!!  Now go get some.