Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Have you met my friend the chia seed?

Ok Ok Ok...so you may have heard me go on alittle about chia seeds i try and eat them everyday heres way;

Chia is natures complete superfood and is the highest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein. Chia is called Nature’s Complete Superfood because it is very high in nutrition that is essential for a healthy diet including Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein as well as vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.
The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids which is very rare for a vegetarian source of protein.
The chia seeds are great for athletes because they are highly hydrophilic. Being hydrophilic means it absorbs large amounts of water. Chia Seeds can absorb over 10 times their weight in water making them a great enhancer in hydrating our bodies. They absorb the water we drink holding it in our system longer.
chia seeds dont have a distict taste so they can be mixed into many different foods..
  • My fav is to mix it in yoghurt
  • Mix it into salad dressing
  • Pancake mix
  • In museli
the list goes on and on.. try them :)

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