For such a tiny seed, these little black seeds are loaded with nutrition.
And, they are one of my favorite fiber-rich foods which are not only great for your digestive health, they keep you feeling full. I eat them in the morning for breakfast for this reason.
What are these black seeds I keep referring to? Chia seeds!
Chia Seeds Benefits
1. Their omega-3 fatty acids provide anti-inflammatory benefits that foster optimal brain and heart health.
2. Chia seeds help balance blood sugar which also fights insulin resistance which means you can lose weight easier when eating these little guys.
3. They also provide a nice dose of tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes good mood, relaxed vibes, and better quality sleep.
They are well-tolerated by most people, however, avoid eating too many because it could cause constipation.
How to Eat Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are versatile to eat because they are tasteless and can be added to virtually any meal you can think of. Personally, I like them on my avocado toast, salads, and in all of my protein smoothies (they have 4.7 g of protein in 1 ounce).
Tip: Try grinding them up in a coffee grinder or blender so they are easier for your body to digest due to the fiber content.
Tuna Salad with Chia Seeds Recipe
- 1 can albacore tuna
- 4 organic celery stalks, diced
- 3 organic pickles, diced
- 1/2 cup organic sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
Add salt and pepper as needed. You can eat this tuna salad by itself, on crackers as a snack, or on bread. Here’s the vegan version of this recipe.