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July 11

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Chia: The Tiny Superfood You Need to Know About

By Josette Pajotte

July 11, 2016

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Chia seeds are tiny yet mighty in their nutritional benefits. They swell to 10 times their original size when placed in liquid, making them ideal for thickening puddings and smoothies.

 

Just a few of the tricks up the sleeves of chia seeds include…

 

  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Great source of soluble and insoluble fiber
  • More calcium than milk per serving
  • Higher in antioxidants than blueberries
  • High in vitamins A, B, D and E
  • Loaded with magnesium
  • Good source of protein
  • Easy to digest and assimilate (low in phytates)
  • Help balance blood sugar levels and get rid of sugar cravings

 

 

Chia is a true superfood. The direct translation of chia means strength in the Mayan language, and was a valuable food of traditional Mayan, Inca and Aztec people. Apparently they used to trade chia seeds for gold as they were such a valuable source of energy.

 

Some of my favorite ways to eat chia include soaking them for an hour in coconut milk and a bit of maple syrup and eating that for dessert or breakfast with fresh berries, sprinkling them on salads or soups, adding them to homemade crackers, blending them into my smoothies and of course, delectable chia puddings.

 

Not only are they highly nutritious, chia seeds are filling and tasty. Here’s one of my favorite chia seed recipes.

 

 

Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon stevia

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill in refrigerator until the chia turns into a pudding consistency, about 20 minutes.

Adding chia seeds to your diet is amazing for your gut health, but if you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health, details here https://www.toabetterhealth.com/gut-health. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

Or join me on my Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/JosettePajotte/  where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Josette Pajotte

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About the author

Hey there, I’m Josette Pajotte A registered nurse and Certified Holistic life coach. As a result of my coaching women are able to live life on their own needs. Unapologetically on their own terms. With my coaching, I use an approach using mind, body, and spirit to help you find your identity and your voice.

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