Ok so you had a great summer, the weather was amazing, and your tan has you glowing! But now it’s time to get back to work and get healthy. You want to try smoothie and the cashier asks, “do you want to add chia seeds?”. Hmmm…What the heck is a chia seed?
What is a Chia Seed???
Chia seeds are the seeds of the plant Salvia Hispanica, a flower in the mint family. They may be tiny but they sure do pack a punch!
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and protein. You can mix them in with almost anything and boost your nutritional intake.
Sure they have carbs BUT most of those carbs are fiber. These tiny little seeds can absorb about 10x their weight in water. So you stay fuller longer & your net carbs are still in good shape!
High fiber+high protein+low net carbs= WEIGHT LOSS!
Chia seeds may reduce chronic inflammation, blood pressure, and risk for heart disease all while keeping your bones strong with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and protein.
They contain more Omega-3’s gram for gram than salmon! If you’re vegan or vegetarian that’s a big deal! You can get a good amount of protein, fiber, Omega-3’s, & antioxidants all from these tiny little seeds.
So what’s the bottom line with these magic little seeds?
It's Just Plain Good For You!
So the next time you’re standing at the counter wondering if you should sprinkle a few chia seeds in your smoothie, GO FOR IT! It’s never too early to get started on your summer bod and its packed with nutrients to keep you living your best life!