Chia, the superfood that makes you grow?


The term Superfood has burst into the nutrition scene with a roar over the past two years.  Doctors, health experts, nutrition advisors, personal trainers…. everyone is talking about the holy grail or cornerstone of our nutrition. The extensive list includes everything from salmon and blueberries to the lesser known foods like quinoa (which also burst into the nutrition scene) and chia seeds.  

Since it would take me all day to go in-depth about each one of the superfoods, I will save you the grief and focus on Chia seeds. Maybe my mind is warped but I can’t help but envision those iconical commercials we’ve seen for years with some animal or person or even inanimate object that when slathering seeds on top makes it sprout into a giant bush.  In fact I just saw one the other day for Duck Dynasty… surprise surprise!

So to put aside all doubt in my mind I decided to research this mystical seed.  But no joke, Chia is for real and packed with super value.  No you can’t climb Mount Everest after consuming some but here are some of its awesome benefits.  For one tiny seed, it undoubtably packs a punch:

chia seed benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://metro.co.uk/2012/08/07/can-chia-seeds-live-up-to-their-billing-as-the-latest-superfood-on-the-block-526881/

Now that you see the value in the seed what the heck can you do with it?  Here’s some ways to “slip” it into your daily routine:

  • Sprinkle in your oatmeal
  • Blend in with your smoothie
  • Add seeds to the top of your salad
  • Mix in a stir fry
  • Munch on as a snack

Now that you know the true value this superfood holds.   It seems inevitably easy to incorporate it somehow into your daily nutrition.

Have you tried Chia seeds?  Any creative recipes you’ve come up with to include these?  Let us know!

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