Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Making a comeback!

History

Salvia hispanica

Grown in Mexico- Aztecs

Means “strength”

One serving size

About 2-3 tablespoons

139 calories

4-7 grams of protein

9-12 grams of fat

12-17 grams carbohydrates

11-14 grams of fiber

5 grams Omega-3

Benefits of chia seeds

High in Omega- 3’s

Stronger teeth and bones

-Minerals: manganese and phosphorus

Antioxidants

Why do people eat chia seeds?

Dieting

-Absorbs 10 times their weight in water (gel)

Faster hydration

Tryptophan

Heart health for diabetics

-Blood sugar regulation

Gluten-free

Chia in other foods

Pudding

Egg substitute

-1 tablespoon or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water, let sit for 15 minutes

Sprinkle on yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Pancake or waffle mix

Sources

http://www.nuts.com/cookingbaking/chia-seeds/premium.html

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/truth-about-chia

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/03/chia-seed-benefits-_n_3379831.
html

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/eating-chia-seeds/story?id=18296119

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/top-10-health-benefits-chia-seeds-6962.htm
lhttp://healthyeating.sfgate.com/chia-seed-nutrition-4581.html



CHIA SEEDS

Yes, that kind of chia

What are chia seeds?

Edible seeds that come from the plant:

Salvia hispanica.

Black

White


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