A bit of history: Thousands of years ago,
Chia seeds are an amazing nutrient powerhouse. Chia seed contains a wealth of fiber—5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seed to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia seed will keep you full longer than many other seeds.
Did I mention I use Chia in everything??? I use chia seed in puddings and smoothies, sprinkle on top of porridge and salads, and add to baked goods in place of
This article advises getting 4 tbsp. per day!
They are definitely more widely availiable now....I find that at my local Harris Teeter, at Trader Joes, Whole Foods or you can buy online from Amazon. I need to start buying in bulk because we go through them like water in this house!
How do you use Chia Seeds? Share here! And if you don't use them yet, I challenge you to give them a try!