Brenna Ortner, from HealthyLittleBit.com is back with a quick explanation on the power of the chia seed and an even quicker chia seed recipe! Powerful + Healthy = A Dreamingreengril! Check out her site for more healthy, easy recipes!
Chia seeds are a very easy food to add into your diet and have a host of different benefits. Yes, these are the same seeds that are on those cute little chia seed pets. Chia seeds are very high in Omega 3 oils, a vital fat for brain health, reducing inflammation, arthritis, and heart disease. Chia seeds are one of the highest Omega 3 foods. They have calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, they are good for strong teeth and bones, and they are loaded with fiber and protein. This little seed does it all!!! Want more info? These seeds are slowly absorbed, keep you fuller longer (because they expand in size), reduce food cravings, control blood sugar (and your mood) AND they are very easy to digest.