1. HIGH in Fiber
1 TBLS chia seeds contains approx 12g carbs but 11g of those are fibre making them a very healthy addition to your meal. Fibre is essential for helping the body detox and literally flush the . . . shit from your system.
2. Good source of plant based Protein
Chia seeds are an excellent source of healthy and happy plant-based protein with almost 5g of protein in just one TBLS.
3. Healthy Fat.
Chia seeds are full of healthy omega fats that are necessary for brain function, great skin, hair, nails and all the pretty things that we like.
4. Keep Cravings at bay
Like all things high in fibre, chia seeds help fill you up and keep cravings at bay. They also help regulate your blood sugar levels so you aren't searching for a chocolate bar after lunch!
Chia seeds can be used as an egg replacement in vegan cooking, can be made into jams, puddings, added to baking, savoury dishes and eaten hot or cold!
6. High in Calcium
Chia seeds are a plant-based source of calcium and a healthier alternative to processed dairy products that can mess with your digestion and create more inflammation in the body.
7. Healthy alternative to puddings and jams
If you miss your Nana's sago/tapioca or rice puddings, try making a healthier alternative with Chia seeds. Love Jam but are trying to ease up on the sugar? Check out my Berry Chia Jam Recipe.
Source: Authority Nutrition