Chia Seeds are the hottest new superfood. Yes, this is from the same family as the ever popular Chia Pets. These tiny seeds date back to the Aztecs and Mayans who ate them regularly as they believed they had magical powers. Over time the chia seed crops disappeared but are now making a huge comeback. Why are they considered a superfood? It is because they give you the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. These super benefits include fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants and protein. Best of all chia seeds act like a diet pill by filling you up because they absorb 12 times their weight and expand in the stomach. Chia is cost effective and so easy to use in recipes or just to sprinkle on foods. Unlike flax seeds, there is no need to grind chia seeds to get their health benefit. The seeds look somewhat like poppy seeds and they are tasteless so they appeal to all palates.
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