So What Exactly Are Chia Seeds?

August 1, 2011

So What Exactly Are Chia Seeds?

Goji berries, acai, noni juice and now chia seeds – we hear so much about these superfoods but what exactly are they? We find out about the latest ‘it’ superfood chia seeds and why they are so good for you.

What exactly are chia seeds?

Chia seeds are known as ‘nature’s complete superfood’. First used as food as early as 3500 BC, and a main dietary component of the Aztecs and the Mayans, they are the highest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein.

What do chia seeds taste like?

Chia has a pleasant mild nutty taste and can be added to any food or beverage without altering the original flavour.

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?
Leading accredited practising sports dietician, Emma Morris, says: “Superfoods like chia seeds are a simple and easy way of adding essential nutrients and fibre to our diets, improving our mood and general wellbeing. By omitting them from diets and skipping essential meals like breakfast, Aussies really are missing out!.”

How can we incorporate chia seeds in our diet?

Chia is a fantastic way to enhance your daily diet with a bonus nutritious boost. Chia can be sprinkled over salads, cereals and muesli or incorporated into breads, muffins, slices, cookies or porridge.

What are some delicious ways of enjoying chia seeds?

Of the products currently on the market, the newest is the super nudie breakfast juice, full of nothing but fruit, cinnamon and combined with Australian-grown chia seeds.

nudie’s James Ajaka says, “We created this combination as we know first hand how difficult it can be to find time each day to eat a balanced diet. We’re really proud of this product and love the fact that Australians can now grab something on the run in the morning that is not only great tasting but may also help to keep them feeling full till lunchtime.”

Have you tried chia seeds?

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