Become a Chia Leader
We’re recruiting new members for our chia squad, and once you’ve read about all the benefits, we guarantee you’ll want to join us!
Chia seeds might be teeny tiny, but they sure pack a nutritional punch. Here’s the lowdown…
Fibre! We all know how important it is to get enough fibre in our diets, essential to maintaining digestive health and even helping to ward off illness. But did you know that chia seeds have an impressive 5 grams of fibre per tablespoon? By adding 2 tablespoons of chia to your breaky, you’ve already consumed a third of your RDA!
Omega 3’s! These are the good fats and chia seeds are one of the richest plant based sources! These omega’s are handy for reducing inflammation, improving mental performance and even reducing cholesterol. Plus, if it’s great skin you’re after, chia is the way forward..
Antioxidants! Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals, premature ageing and illness. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. Did you know that they last almost two years without refrigeration?
Protein! Essential for supporting muscle repair and growth, protein is an important component of any healthy diet. Getting enough protein will also help to keep blood sugar stable and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Chai seeds rank among the top plant-based sources of protein, so eat your seeds to stay fit and strong!
So now we know why we need to become chia champions, how do we go about adding these superfood wonder-seeds into our everyday diet? Well, it couldn’t be simpler…
Chai pudding is a great breakfast option, just soak your chia in the plant milk of your choice and give it a stir until it forms a lovely jelly-like texture. This dish can be topped with whatever takes your fancy. Fresh fruit, dried berries, shredded coconut?
Alternatively, you could sprinkle some seeds into your morning porridge, smoothie or even your lunch time salad. Believe it or not, chia can also be used as a great egg replacement in baking! They truly are a cracking all-rounder…
So our top tip to you this weekend is to pop some super duper chia seeds into your shopping basket and started adding them into your every day meals. You’ll be feeling the benefits from these nutritional little gems in no time, and your glowing, youthful skin and happy, healthy muscles will be thanking you!
Three cheers for chia! Hip hip…
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