As one of the most talked about superfoods in the health world, chia seeds undoubtedly live up to their hype. Translating directly as ‘strength’ in Mayan, a further investigation into their many health benefits illustrates why this powerful superfood more than lives up to its name.
Packed to the brim with fibre, protein, omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals, chia seeds are an overall health wonderworker. In fact, chia seeds were so valued by the Aztecs in ancient times that they were even used as a form of currency over gold…
Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids makes chia seeds fantastic for maintaining a healthy heart and lowering blood pressure. Omega-3 also serves to nourish the brain, ensuring your noggin gets all the ‘brain food’ it needs.
Protein is vital to the body in order to make important enzymes and hormones, strengthen overall immunity and maintain healthy energy levels. The high protein content found in chia seeds works particularly well for vegetarians and vegans in ensuring an overall balanced diet. Also high in fibre - acting as a strong support to the digestive system - makes this superfood a powerful supplement to any meal.
Sprinkle on top of porridge, cereals or yoghurt, or add to your morning smoothie for that extra spring in your step.