All About Chia Seeds!
Chia seeds can be eaten alone or added to smoothies, protein shakes, yogurt, cereal,salads and more. They have a very mild flavor that is slightly nutty but mostly neutral.
Chia is packed with fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended fiber intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic Association.
Just one ounce of chia seeds has 18 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium.
Chia seeds rank among the top plant based sources of protein.
Chia seeds are a whole-grain food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is the good cholesterol which helps protect against heart attack and stroke.