Chewing on Chia Seeds

Chewing on Chia Seeds

Chia is a Mayan word for “strength.” It’s also the name of tiny black or white seeds from a flowering plant in the mint family that have been making a strong showing in the superfood category.

Thousands of years ago, Mexican natives believed the seeds magically aided endurance and power, and used them in many foods. Today, the unprocessed, whole-grain seeds that swell in the stomach are being touted as a dietary aid to help people feel fuller for longer periods of time. Additionally, they are low in calories (about 140 for 2 tablespoons) and an excellent source of fiber, with a healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants.

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