A superfood, full of antioxidants, protein and fibre.
The benefits of chia seeds have been widely researched and include improving digestive health, promoting heart health, boasting your energy and metabolism, and can even help treat diabetes.
Chia seeds are one of the most powerful sources of plant-based protein.
Chia seeds help maintain normal blood sugar levels to fight diabetes
The protein in chia seeds can help build muscle mass and increase strength to help fuel your workouts, hence boost energy and exercise performance.
Chia seeds are one of the richest foods in antioxidants which are responsible for repairing your skin from daily oxidative stress. Adding chia seeds to your diet can prevent premature aging caused by free radical damage and inflammation, hence promoting healthy skin.
The high fiber and protein content in chia seeds may help you to lose weight.
One study found that eating chia seeds for breakfast increased satiety and reduced food intake in the short-term.
Chia seeds can be sprinkled as they are over any meal, but in order to get the most out of eating them and to release their full nutritional power, soak them in liquid (water or plant-based milk), ideally overnight but even 20 minutes will go a long way to releasing its potential.
A tiny but mighty seed!