Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are all the buzz these days, and for good reason! Chia seeds are actually part of the mint family, and are commonly grown in desert conditions. They are a plant source containing omega-3s, which are increasingly being found to help combat various chronic diseases including heart disease, dementia, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.

Chia seeds also are packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein and minerals. Recent research has found that chia seeds may also help to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. Chia seeds are great added to oatmeal, smoothies, or mixed with milk or coconut milk and eaten simply as “chia pudding.” Try some today!

Resource:
http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/what-are-chia-seeds