Organic Chia seeds are not only used in a Chia Pet. Native to Southern Mexico and Central America, Mexican Chia, is part of the mint family and is rich in omega- 3 fatty acids, essential minerals, phosphorus, manganese, calcium and potassium. Chia seeds are also high in protein and fiber, which helps release carbohydrates slowly into the body, helping to suppress the appetite. These edible seeds are a superfood, packed with nutrition. The health benefits don’t end there. Chia seeds absorb more than 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel that helps your diet by making you feel full. There is also evidence to suggest eating chia seeds can help reduce blood pressure and control blood sugar levels. Add ground chia seeds to homemade breads, muffins or other baked goods. Mix them with flax seeds and chopped walnuts and sprinkle over yogurt for a health snack. The sprouted seeds can also be used in salads, porridges, puddings or as a garnish.
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