1- Chia Seeds are gluten free.
2- Chia Seeds help regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood because they are rich in the amino acid Tryptophan.
3- Chia Seeds are rich in antioxidants which helps protect from cancer and aging.
4- Chia Seeds are a great source of protein for vegetarian without any cholesterol.
5- Chia Seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, eight times richer than salmon.
6- Chia Seeds are rich in fiber: 28 grams of Chia Seeds have 11 grams of dietary fiber.
7- Chia Seeds slows down digestion and prevents blood sugar spikes. That is why it is being studies as a natural treatment for type-2 diabetes.
8- Two tablespoons of Chia Seeds contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein.
9- Chia seeds have five times more calcium than milk.
10- Chia Seeds contain seven times more Vitamin C than oranges.
11- Chia Seeds have three times more iron than spinach.
12- Chia Seeds contain twice the potassium content of banana.
The outer layer of Chia Seeds forms a gel when mixed with liquids. That means you can use these seeds to replace eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods. To use it, mix one tablespoon of seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 15 minutes.
You can have your Chia Seeds either in a smoothie, or in a fruit juice or you can even add them to your salads. Whatever works for you! I have been taken them in the morning with a big glass of water.
You can find your seeds at any health store. I got mine from A New Earth organic and eco-living store. They are a bit expensive: 200g of Chia Seeds cost 22,500 LL but it is well worth the price.