Chia Seeds: Why You Should Be Eating Them

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chiapetMost people are familiar with chia seeds, but what you may not know is that the same seeds that sprout in clay pots are also a very healthy addition to your diet.

Here are some reasons to add chia to your diet (thanks to Cobs Bread Company):

  • 15 x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 7 x more vitamin C than oranges
  • 6 x more calcium than milk
  • 3 x more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 3 x more iron than spinach
  • Highest levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids of any plant
  • Rich in fiber
  • Gluten-free

In addition, studies have shown cardiovascular benefits, as well as supported healthy glucose levels. Chia seeds can easily be added to smoothies, soups and salads, so there is no excuse not to add this little powerhouse to your diet.

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