A few years ago I started to introduce chia seeds to my diet. In Canada I got Mila through a friend, sceptical at first I started to add it to my meals and definitely could feel the power of these seeds within a week of using them.
I have more energy and don`t feel like I`m falling into a food coma after each meal, but I also adjusted some of my other eating habits.
Chia seeds have been a staple in the Aztec and Mayan diets for centuries. Today people are drawn to these seeds for their health benefits and uses in cooking. Chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants, high in fibre, calcium and omega-3s! Chia is also Gluten free.
Chia can be added to your meals very easy, sprinkle them over your salads, vegetables or muesli; incorporate them in baking, in your Jam, Salad dressings, Smoothies or Breakfast Pudding.
Chia`s nutritional profile: (24gr a standard 2tbsp)
Calories: 117 Protein: 4grams Fat: 7.4 grams Fibre: 8.3 grams
It contains all eight essential amino acids and a host of trace minerals.
When I`m on the Road I also like to add Chia seeds to my Water bottle to help me avoid the cravings!