Chia Seeds: Nature’s Complete Superfood

300 400 Lauren Kennedy

For all you fans of regular (and sometime intense) exercise, chia seeds are a must try! My experience: I ventured into Whole Foods last week and got caught up at a sample stand full of these Australian grown wonders. After a quick try and a curious discussion with the expert, I made the purchase. Did I mention it is only $6.99 for good sized bag of these miracle seeds?

Why they rock: This ancient seed has more Omega 3 and Dietary Fiber than any other food from nature.

The story: This rich nutrient has been left out of the modern diet because it is very hard to grow, as they requires specific climatic conditions. The Chia Co. was so inspired by this miracle seed that they took the initiative to grow it themselves. They harvest it naturally, exactly 15 degrees from the equator to produce the highest quality seed, in the unparalleled environment of the Kimberley region in Western Australia.

How to Eat: Sprinkle them of salads, mix them in your cereal, blend into smoothies (try these recipes), and add them to your favorite soups!

The Fitness Boost: These chia seeds come in shot packets, which you can carry along on a long run or to the gym. Pour them into your mouth, and let them sit next to your cheek for about a minute, and finish off with water. The nutrients absorb straight into your system, giving you a burst of energy and endurance! The alternative: pour some seeds into your water bottle before you hit the treadmill, and drink throughout your work-out for extra vitality!

 

These can be purchased at your local Whole Foods or online!

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