The chia plant is native to Mexico and the seeds which are small (either white or black) are an oilseed. They are high in linoleic acid and can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. This fatty acid helps your body absorb fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and are high in healthy fats (alpha-linoleic acid) which is an omega 3 and works by protecting heart health – lowering blood pressure, reducing the bad cholesterol and inflammation.
Being high in soluble dietary fibre they feed probiotic bacteria in the digestive system, they are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals and have the highest protein percentage of any plant food.
So add them to your smoothies, put them in pancakes, make yourself a chia seed bowl with berries and yoghurt.
They are here to stay ………..