#SuperfoodSaturday's - Chia Seeds

March 25, 2017

 

#SuperfoodSaturday's! A superfood can essentially be classified as any food item that contains an extremely dense concentration of vital nutrients, vitamins and/or minerals, as well as antioxidants, good fats, healthy enzymes, or other healthy properties that help to treat, lower the risk of or prevent specific diseases and maladies.

Chia Seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint. This plant grows natively in South America. Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day. They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health conscious people all over the world. And it’s no surprise as chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and calcium. If you’re not someone who eats a lot of fish, they’re a great way to get plant-based omega-3s in your diet.

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