I usually skip the page when I read about so called super foods as few are worth the effort of chewing them down.
That’s why when I read research from reputable sources on what they consider superfoods, I pay attention.
Chia seeds are just that. They truly deserve the label, “superfood”
- They are one of the most nutrient dense foods. 2 tablespoons (30g) contains 11g of fibre, 4g of protein and between 20 – 30% of your RDA for calcium, magnesium and manganese. They also contain a good dose of various B vitamins and zinc too. Whew!
- High fibre means good digestion. Just make sure you have a lot of water with them.
- They are high in Omega 3’s, specifically ALA, but like most plant based omega 3 sources, the body isn’t very good at converting them to use. So I’d still recommend good quality fish or fish oil.
- And most important, they are easy to eat. I don’t know about you but cooking quinoa, washing kale or peeling beetroot is, well, I’d rather paint a wall and watch it dry. Twice. With chia seeds just mix them in with oats and yoghurt in the morning and you’re good to go!
I’ll post more ideas with them in later posts