Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet, as they are rich in numerous nutrients and are highly beneficial for the body and the brain.
According to Medical News Today:
“They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, a 28-gram, or one-ounce serving of chia seeds has:
- 131 calories
- 8.4 grams of fat
- 13.07 grams of carbohydrate
- 11.2 grams of fiber
- 5.6 grams of protein
- No sugar
Their daily consumption will also provide 18 percent of daily calcium needs, 27 percent of phosphorus, 30 percent of manganese, and smaller amounts of potassium and copper.
You can use chia seeds instead of eggs in vegan recipes, but they always need to be soaked before consumption, no matter if you eat them cooked or raw.
In order to reap all the benefits of these healthy seeds, prepare this delicious chia pudding in a few minutes, and improve your health while losing extra body weight!