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- 10 Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet
Monday, February 3, 2014
Ok...so when you here chia seeds you might be thinking..."is this the ch-ch-ch-chia...chia seed"? And the answer to that question is...yes! But these days, this tiny superfood seed is becoming more known for being a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fiber and being very easy to incorporate into your diet.
Chia seeds actually come from a flowering plant in the mint family that is native to South America. They are thought to have been a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. In addition to being an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, this seed is an excellent source of fiber with 10 grams per ounce (about 2 Tablespoons) and contains minerals including iron, calcium and zinc and protein. These little seeds come in either white or dark brown or black color and can be eaten whole or milled.