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Learn more about the powerful seeds over 5,000 years old!

If you have never heard of chia seeds before, listen up. These ancient seeds were one of the four main crops that sustained early societies as far back as 3000 BC. They were known as the “Running Food”, as it was said that ancient warriors could sustain themselves on long journeys with a single spoonful of these seeds per day.


The value of these super seeds is incredible. They have: 

  • 5 g of fiber per serving
  • 2 times the potassium of bananas
  •  2.5 times the vegetable protein of kidney beans
  • 3 times more iron than spinach
  • 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries
  • 6 times more calcium than milk
  • 7 times the vitamin C of oranges
  • 8 times more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon
  • 15 times more magnesium than broccoli

 

Ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet:

  • Grind seeds and add hot milk to make a “porridge”
  • Mix seeds with yogurt
  • Add seeds to salad dressings
  • Blend seeds into smoothies
  • Add chia seeds to beaten eggs, soak for 10 minutes and make an omelette
  • Throw some seeds into a stir-fry
  • Add whole seeds to granola

 

 

Sources: www.superseeds.ca, http://www.chiaseedrecipes.com/40-ways-to-use-chia-seeds.php



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