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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

10 Reasons To Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds come from South America and were a mainstay in the diets of the Mayans and Aztecs.  The word chia means "strength" and is supposed to bring energy and stamina to those who eat it.  It packs a substantial amount of fiber (5 grams in one tablespoon) and can be used as an egg substitute (as a gel when mixed with water) or stirred in as a seed into both sweet and savory dishes.  I am seeing them in recipes for all sorts of yummy desserts lately.  

Click here to read about the 10 reasons that these little gems are so good for you and then go to Whole Foods, buy a bag and start sprinkling them into your salads and smoothies!