Chia seeds have been named as one of the super-foods. Despite their pint size they are so nutritious. Not only do they have Omega 3 and 6 but also double the amount of protein found in any grain, more iron than spinach and more antioxidants than blueberries – three times more in fact!
What do chia seeds taste like?
And the fact that they are tasteless, they can be added to absolutely anything you eat. Whether you add them to a smoothie, sprinkle over a salad, mix in yoghurt or use as a replacement for egg.
One to two teaspoons is all you need. When they mix with water they swell up so make you feel fuller for longer.
Chia seeds and weight loss
So can they really help with weight loss?
Yes, because they will help suppress your appetite but it will take more than a spoon a day to help you shed those kilos….
What Nutrients Does A Chia Seed Have?
Despite their size, Chia seeds they have at least double the amount of protein found in any grain, 3 times the antioxidants of blueberries, 3 times more iron than spinach and double the amount of potassium than in a banana.
That’s a lot to grasp, I know.
In addition they contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and are gluten-free.
Gluten free? Yes! How perfect is that!
What Is The Difference Between White and Black Chia Seeds?
There is no major difference between the black and white Chia seeds as far as taste and nutrition goes.
White seeds tend to cost slightly more and are harder to find however at the end of the day what you prefer to use is up to your own individual choice.
Typically you can purchase packets of seeds from your local supermarket mixed.
Best ways to use chia seeds?
There are so many ways to introduce chia seeds into your day. Whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, they are versatile and perfect for everyone.
Want to make a start? Here are 50 ways that you can use chia seeds every day!