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A Trendy Superfood We Like: Chia Seeds

June 12th, 2014

ChiaSeedsChia seeds are one of the latest trendy “superfoods” we are seeing everywhere but this one isn’t just a fad. Aside from the popular pottery pets you can create with chia here are a few viable reasons why we agree, it’s a great idea to add this superfood to your diet..

1. They’re nutrient dense – A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:

  • 11 grams of fiber
  • 4 grams of protein
  • 9 grams of fat (5 of which are Omega-3s)
  • 18% of the RDA for calcium
  • 30% of the RDA for Manganese
  • 30% of the RDA for Magnesium
  • 27% of the RDA for Phosphorus
  • 101 Calories
  • They also contain Zinc, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.

2. Loaded with fiber

3. Packed with antioxidants

4. High in quality protein

5. Small, dense and versatile so they’re easy to add to anything

 

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