If you haven’t incorporated chia into your daily routine, we have even more reasons these little seeds should start making an appearance in your breakfast yogurt or afternoon smoothie. Chia seeds contain micro nutrients including substantial amounts of vitamin E and other antioxidants that offer twofold protection, protecting our body and its natural oils from oxidation. Chia seeds are also a good source of bone-building minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, and contain a high level of lignans, phytochemical compounds that act as phytoestrogens. Lignans also possess anticancer properties.
Not only are chia seeds nutritious, they are non-allergenic, contain very little sodium, are gluten-free, and, unlike flax seeds, have been granted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status by the FDA. Since they possess so many healthful qualities without any known drawbacks, they are gaining well-deserved popularity as a superfood.
How do you incorporate chia into your diet?