Chia seeds are a true superfood. Oddly, they are members of the mint family but they taste totally neutral. This makes them a very versatile food. Chia seeds have been used in ancient cultures for many medicinal purposes such as helping to ease joint pain and digestive issues.
Chia seeds are filled with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
Chia seeds are able to absorb 9 time their own volume in water.
This ability causes them to help your own body retain needed water and electrolytes. You can use them in place of your morning oatmeal by adding a few tbsp. of Chia seeds to almond, hemp or coconut milk and letting it stand for 15-2 minutes, to give the chia seeds time to absorb the liquid. You can then throw in some fresh or dried berries for a quick cereal.
Chia seeds help to clean out the digestive tract.
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