Ch-ch-ch-CHIA!

“The chia seed contains antioxidants, protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids – making it one of the most super of superfoods.

One tablespoon of whole chia seeds contains 60 calories, 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and 2.4 grams of omega-3. It also has 64 milligrams of calcium and 40 milligrams of magnesium. In other words, two or three tablespoons of chia equal one large egg in terms of protein, and one tablespoon of chia has the same amount of omega-3 you would get in four ounces of salmon!

The whole seed can be sprinkled on top of a variety of foods! You can use it in baking as a replacement for eggs because it has a great binding capacity. (One tablespoon of chia powder in a quarter-cup of water equals one egg). It is also gluten-free!”

Chia-Seeds-LIT

For more information: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/chia-nutritions-new-pet-project/2012/11/27/f3ce8ad2-245f-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Ch-ch-ch-CHIA!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s