Chia seeds are a gluten-free, non-gmo whole grain superfood that are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They have a tremendous amount of fiver, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. It is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. Just one tablespoon will give you 19% of your recommended daily fiber.
Consuming chia seeds on a daily basis has been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality. Mainlining a diet high in plant- based foods such as chia seeds have been shown to support a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight. The oil in chia seeds contains higher amounts of essential fatty acids compared to other oils, even flax seed (linseed) oil.
Chia seeds comes in two colors in white and black. There is no difference in nutritional value as they both possess the same. It can be a wonderful addition on top of your cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies. They are also included in baked goods such as bread and muffins.