Seeds aren’t just fun to eat, they’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds Laura Jeffers (MEd, RD, LD) recommends to boost your nutrition.
Chia is packed with the healthy fats doctors and nutritionists recommend for our diets – Omega 3s, Omega 6s and Omega 9s. These are the same fats found in fish and nuts that are heart healthy and good for us. They help keep our bad cholesterol levels low, and our good cholesterol levels high.
And you don’t need huge amounts. A single scoop provides fiber, protein, and calcium. That single scoop even provides 51 mg of magnesium, which is good for muscle health, nerve health, heart health…too many benefits to begin to list! But just in case you’re interested, this article explains the many benefits of chia in great detail.
Is Chia New?
Not at all. It’s believed the Aztecs used chia seeds centuries ago. And modern research into their health properties started over 20 years ago.