Chia Seeds 101 in 100 Words

Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica) are grown in Mexico, Central America, and South America and could definitely be considered a “superfood”.  They come in a white or black variety..both are good for you.  Chia seeds are small and can be added to cereal, smoothies, salads…pretty much everything.  Amazingly, Chia Seeds are gluten-free, and high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.  They can actually be substituted in for eggs; just grind 1 tbsp of chia seeds and mix it with 3 tbsp of water – let it sit for 5 minutes and then add to your recipe.  Chia seeds also contain about 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per 2 tbsp serving, however, the form of the omega-3 fatty acid is ALA.  ALA is good at reducing inflammation but doesn’t provide the benefits of DHA/EPA Fish Oil Omega-3’s which offer heart and brain health support.  I enjoy a brand called Organic Prana Chia.  And yes, they are the seeds from which Chia Pets come from…you really can’t go wrong!

THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama):

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

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