Chris Johnson's Daily Superfood Routine
Chia seeds are high in omega 3s (ALA) and fiber and contain antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. These super omegas help to lower inflammation, balance hormones, and improve digestion. Chia seeds can be consumed in their original state.
Take 1-2 Tablespoons per day. Add to cereal, smoothies, and salads. For a tasty snack, mix 2 tbsp. chia seeds with ¼ cup of juice, let sit for 10 minutes to thicken and eat with a spoon.
These small, crunchy, gluten-free seeds are a rich source of protein, beneficial antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
A traditional South American crop, chia seed (Latin name Salvia hispanica L.) has been used for thousands of years. In fact, archeological evidence indicates that humans have been using chia as early as 3500 BCE!
Making a comeback in healthy diets, these super seeds are an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. In fact, to provide a comparison, 3 tbsp. of chia has:
- 15x more magnesium than broccoli
- 6x more calcium than whole milk
- 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
- 2x more potassium than bananas
We aren't kidding when we say these tiny seeds pack a mighty punch!
Our organic chia seeds can be easily incorporated into your diet. Use them on yogurt and oatmeal, in smoothies, added to sauces as a thickener, or even used in baked goods as a replacement for egg.