Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant "Salvia hispanica", that belongs to the mint family and is popularly grown in Mexico. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster.
It was largely unknown until researcher Wayne Coates began studying chia as an alternative crop for farmers in northern Argentina about 29 years ago. His research found anecdotal evidence of chia's positive health effects like boosting energy, stabilizing blood sugar, digestive aid and lowering cholesterol. Today, it is considered as a super food.
Chia Seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.This Chia Seed Strawberry Jam Recipe is a healthy option to apply on toast in breakfast.Continue Reading
This Chia Yogurt Bowl is packed with fiber, low in sugar,and is the perfect breakfast to fuel you for the day! This Chia Yogurt Power Bowl recipe is one of our favorite things to prep at the beginning of the day. you will love having this healthy, fibrous, nutrient-dense snack on hand at all times.Continue Reading
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium.Continue Reading