Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

I first heard of Chia Seeds when I read a magazine interview with Miranda Kerr, where she said that Chia Seeds are a must-have super food in her diet. After that it was everyone from Dr. Oz to food documentaries (which I love to watch) that kept mentioning this amazing seed, you’d think it’s some sort of a miracle food. Because, naturally, I became intrigued, I bought a big bag of Chia Seeds and began to incorporate them into my diet. So what makes Chia Seeds so special?

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Well, how about this: one tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk; it’s a great source of healthy Omega3 fats (they contain more Omega3s than Salmon, believe it or not), fiber, manganese, phosphorus and even protein. When Chia Seed is exposed to water or any other type of liquid, it absorbs it and transforms into a soft, gelatinous form, which helps you feel full a lot faster while improving your digestion at the same time.

Chia Seeds benefits

The easiest way to add Chia Seeds to your diet is to simply sprinkle it on what you already eat. I like to add a spoonful to my protein shake, a salad and even a sandwich. Chia Seeds are so tiny that the taste is almost undetectable (if you don’t mix them with some type of liquid and eat them raw, the seeds can get stuck in your teeth though). Since the seeds turn into gel when in contact with liquid, you can also make a Chia Seed pudding very easily by adding some milk or juice. You can also add them to your water; I specifically like to have a warm glass of water with half of lemon and a teaspoon of Chia Seeds first thing in the morning. This helps to cleanse the digestive system, boosts the immune system and balances pH levels.

Have you ever tried Chia Seeds?

  • Sounds like you’ve got a wonderfully healthy diet Paula & I really love your nutrition/food posts :D

    I haven’t tried these seeds but I bought some pumpkin & sesame seeds from the supermarket last week.. trying to be a bit healthier after overdoing the chocolate at Christmas ;) It’s fab that they contain a lot of calcium, I never drink milk so this might be a great alternative for me!

    Thanks for sharing lovely :)

    Sophie xox soinspo

    • Aw I’m glad you like my “healthy” posts, there are a lot more to come :D

      I love pumpkin seeds, especially on the salads. I gained so much weight during the Holidays haha trying to get back to the routine. After Thanksgiving came Christmas after that came New Year celebrations… Calcium is super important for us girls, after we hit 30, we’re pretty much stuck with what our bones stored during the first 30 years of our lives. I don’t drink much milk either so Chia Seeds are a nice alternative :)

      Thanks for reading Sophie! It’s always so nice to see your comments :D

      • You’re so welcome Paula, I love your posts! :D <3

        Me too, it's so hard to try and remain healthy, especially with one celebration after the next! I was so naughty, I usually refrain from eating too much at xmas but this year I went chocolate crazy! Haha! Definitely, we've gotta look after ourselves! <3

        • I always use holidays as an excuse to pig out “one last time” haha and every time is meant to be “last”. :D

  • I have tried chia seeds, but i have actually forgotten them at the back of the self. I have to start to use them again because of my new healthy diet and all (new years resolutions, you know… :D). Haha so thanks for reminding!

    • Haha I know, I actually used to use them a lot but sort of forgot about them. Then the New Year came and I decided to get healthy again lol :)

  • I have heard so much of these too! They aren’t that widely available in my area just yet so I thought of intaking lin seeds (flaxseeds) instead… I wonder how the benefits differ!
    This was so fun to read! I can’t wait for more of your health posts, they’re great!
    xoxo,

    berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk

    • I love to use flaxseed as well! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, thanks so much for stopping by xxx

  • I think I’m going to try out chia seeds soon!!! They sound really good =)

    xoRosie
    Rosie’s Life