Chia seeds have become a staple in my house for many reasons, but before I talk about that I want to get one thing out of the way. They are grey and black in color. They expand when you add water and turn into a gelatinous type substance. It takes some getting used to.
Chia seeds come from a plant in the mint family. They are indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala. It is thought this plant was revered by the Aztecs.
When people consistently consume Chia seeds they credit these little guys with improving their digestion, lowering blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, increasing energy, and improving their overall health.
Why are Chia seeds so great? Chia seeds are full of calcium, manganese, phosphorous, fiber, and an excellent source of quality Omega 3’s.
Chia seeds are super easy to consume. Just and water and go! My favorite way is to add it to my water bottle in the morning with some lemon juice. I like to let it stand for at least 15 minutes to give the seeds time to expand and absorb water then I drink it. I find it to be filling so I drink my drink an hour or two after breakfast and that tides me over until lunch. I highly recommend Chia seeds and luckily they are available in most stores. Thank goodness! I’m praying for your health!