Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fibre, iron, and calcium.
They are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. They are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body.
By weight, they are 6% water, 46% carbohydrates (of which 83% is fibre), 34% fat, and 19% protein.
RECIPE – CHIA PUDDING BREAKFAST:
Mix ¼ cup of seeds with one cup of liquid such as milk (almond, soy, or dairy) in a bowl. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight. Add almonds or other nuts, berries, hemp seeds & cinnamon for a nutrient rich breakfast.