Chia Seeds: Why You Need Them To Nourish Your Body

Chia Seeds are a nourishing superfood that is still trending.  They are so nutritious that I think as a health copywriter they will always stay in the top ten of my nutrient superfood list.  Chia seeds are so convenient to add to all of my client's diets.  I can sneak them into everyone's menu planning including the fussiest of eaters.  We always have a jar handy in my kitchen to add to most of our meals.

Why I Love Chia Seeds

First of all, I find it incredible that such a tiny seed may help reduce inflammation.  Many health experts suggest that most health conditions begin with inflammation in the body.  Chia seeds packed with healthy unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid.  The healthy fats.  Some even say they are the most abundant plant source of omega-3.  Wow!  These seeds contain roughly 30 per cent oil, including linoleic acid and linolenic acid.  Linoleic acid is one of the two essential fatty acids.  Our bodies cannot produce essential fatty acids.  It is why it is necessary to include a variety of healthy fats into our diets.  Deficiency of healthy fats causes problems in every cell, tissue, and organ in the body.

Chia Seeds Nutritional News

Raw, gluten-free, non-cholesterol and unrefined.  Vitamins and minerals they contain are calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, Bs and C, magnesium, folate, zinc, boron and selenium.  They are great for balancing your blood sugar and weight loss.  Chia seeds contain the right amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre.  Soluble fibre forms a gel-like substance improving digestion, balancing blood-sugar levels and promoting satiety.  I love chia seeds for cleansing, muscle development, healthy skin and hair, growth and repair.

How I Enjoy Chia Seeds

I love adding them to my smoothies.  I pop them into my green juices.  Add to salads, granola, muesli, soups, porridge, smoothies or yoghurt.  Mix up a batch of my Superfood Chia Seed Mix is a convenient way to eat them.  I often soak chia seeds in coconut water overnight.  I top them with mixed berries, nuts, cacao nibs and coconut flakes.

How do you include chia seeds into your diet?