5 Reasons You Should Eat Chia Seeds

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Chia seed benefits

1. They’re an excellent source of protein – over 20% in fact.

Chia seeds are a complete plant-based protein with all 8 essential amino acids to boot.

2. They’re very high in soluble fiber,

which will detox your digestive system, flatten your belly, and keep you regular.

3. They’re an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Per ounce, chia has 8 times more omega 3 fats than salmon.

4. They’re very high in antioxidants – even higher than blueberries. In fact, chia has…

  • 3x more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 5x more calcium than milk
  • 2x the potassium of a banana
  • 7x more vitamin C than oranges
  • 6x more fiber than wheat bran

5. They’re an all natural, nutrient-dense thickening agent.

Use it in soups, stews, eggs, dips, yogurt, smoothies and baked foods to thicken your dish and add a supercharge of nutrients. It’s also mostly flavorless so you might not even know it’s there.

How do you like your chia? Leave it in the comments below to share with other readers.

P.S. Once you open a bag of chia seeds, keep it in the refrigerator to keep it as fresh as possible; the oil in the seeds can spoil once the bag is opened.

Happy Chia Eating!

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  1. caia says:

    i like to mix a few scoops with some almond milk, raw honey, and raw cocoa powder. let it sit about ten minutes and you have delicious healthy nutrient rich pudding!

  2. Rahela Griffin says:

    I heard that Chia Seeds show up as a drug on blood test results. Can you confirm if this is a true statement?

  3. Miss Susan says:

    I just started eating chia seeds last month. I put them in my salad raw.

  4. Sarah says:

    I love making pudding with my chia seeds. Yum! Thanks for the great info!

  5. Amelia says:

    Love them in a bowl of overnight oatmeal – they make the consistency so rich and pudding-like!

  6. I eat them on my cereal in the morning and also add them to stir fries. Yum!

  7. Jean Marie says:

    Chia seeds in smoothies!! Also, chia seeds are excellent for my acid reflux… another plus to the list! 😀

  8. My favorite way to have chia is to open a fresh green young coconut and blend it in the vitamin with a squeeze of lemon, a tablespoon of Vitamineral green, and a scoop of chia seeds! Yum!

  9. Theresa Roth says:

    Hey, thanks, I have a bag of chia seeds in my pantry, but haven’t really checked out how to use them. I would love to hear how people incorporate the seeds into daily food.

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