1. Source of Fiber-
Chia seeds are an excellent source of soluble & insoluble fiber, which can be helpful in lowering lipids, and lowering insulin resistance. Insoluble fiber can help with elimination, and problems with constipation. **1 Tbsp. = 5 grams Fiber**
Chia seeds are a great source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Manganese. 1 serving of Chia seeds (1 oz. or 3 Tbsp.) contains about 20% of calcium needs.
3. Omega 3’s-
Boost your Omega 3 intake with just a sprinkle! Omega 3’s benefit your heart, brain, joint, and eye health just to name a few. They also contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidants to protect the body’s cells from the aging process.
4. Gluten Free-
Chia seeds contain no gluten or grain, which can benefit those suffering with celiac, wheat allergies, and wheat or gluten sensitivities.
5. Egg Replacer-
Vegans can use Chia seeds as an egg replacer in recipes. Just mix 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds with 3 Tbsp. water, let it sit for 15 minutes until it gels and then add to recipes.
Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding (serves 10)
By Tried & Tasty
12 oz. Greek Yogurt/Plain
1-Cup Coconut Milk or other Unsweetened Alternative Milk
1 ½ Tbsp. Honey
3 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
In a blender, mix together the Greek yogurt, coconut milk, honey, & strawberries. Blend until well combined. Add the chia seeds & mix well once more. Transfer to a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Divide the pudding into 10 (1/2 cup) grab & go portions. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy for only 90 calories per serving!