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Ch Ch Ch Chia!

August 21, 2014 198

I'm sure you've all heard about this tiny nutritious seed called Chia. It seems to be popping up everywhere lately and for plenty of good reasons! We're here to give you the low down on why you should eat Chia seeds, and how to eat them. In the ancient Mayan language, Chia means "strength" and there's really no better adjective to use to describe this powerful seed. It has plenty of fiber, protein, and calcium in even the smallest amount. Best of all, it's low in calories, so you can indulge all you want. Additionally, all the fiber in Chia helps absorb water and keep you feeling full! Studies have also shown that Chia helps you reduce appetite. So if you're looking to loose a couple of pounds, this a great addition to your diet. Chia also contains large amounts of Omega-3 and antioxidants to keep your brain and body healthy. Lastly, research has found that this tiny seed can give you as much energy as a sports drink! The Mayans used it centuries ago to fuel themselves, giving the body carbs to shred during activities. Since Chia has virtually no taste, and a very nice crunchy texture, it can be added to pretty much anything you eat. The most common way is to add Chia seeds to a smoothie, yogurt or oatmeal. They are also a great substitute for eggs in most recipes. Here's a great website that give you even more options for Chia seed uses: Here!



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