Ch-Ch-Chia!

Chaaachaacha CHIA! Chia seeds are becoming more and more popular by the minute. So what’s all the hype?
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Chia seeds contain Omega-3 fats which are very important fats to include in our diets as they serve many functions within the body. For example, when you exercise for a prolonged period of time, these fatty acids are utilized more heavily than carbohydrates which are stored in the muscle or in the blood.

What are the benefits?

  • Chia seeds are a great source of ALA: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid) is one of the three omega-3 fats. ALA, unlike the other two omega-3 fats (DHA & EPA) is essential to consume in the diet because the body can not make or synthesize it.You can also get ALA from other sources such as, leafy greens, flaxseed oil, omega-3 eggs, fish oil, etc.
  • Chia seeds are high in fibre (1/4 cup = 14g)
  • Chia seeds are a great source of protein (1/4cup = 6g protein)

So Chia-UP! They are a great addition to your morning yogurt, smoothies, baked goods, granola, cereal, salads, and much more.

 

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

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