Q: I am hearing good things about chia seeds. What is your opinion?
A: A: What kinda seeds? Chia seeds (also known as, Salvia hispanica L.) are tiny edible seeds that come from the salvia hispanica plant, a member, of the mint family, that grows abundantly in Southern Mexico. Chia seeds are rich with omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber (6.9g of fiber in 25g of chia seeds!), calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, molybdenum, and niacin. Phewww!
Chia has a nutlike flavor and can be mixed in water with lime or lemon juice and sugar to make a drink known in Mexico and Central America as “chia fresca.” Chia can be sprinkled over salads, granola, cereal, oatmeal, baked in cookies, cakes and brownies, added to smoothies, and many other dishes. Most recently, these super-entities have made a notable impact in current research regarding alternative methods to treating diabetes. Studies are showing a reduction in postprandial glucose readings when consuming chia with your meals or within your foods; meaning, blood glucose readings are lower after eating the same meal but laced with chia seeds. Powerful! For more astounding info, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Just be sure to look in the mirror after eating these little suckers…they love to wedge themselves in teeth!