One of the Great Superfoods: Chia Seeds

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Do you remember the Chia Pets of the 70’s? Well, who knew they were healthy seeds that we should be eating and not planting in the terracotta animal figures to look at in the windowsill. Chia seeds are listed as a superfood and promote overall health.

What is a superfood? Superfood is a marketing term that means the food is a nutrient powerhouse. They are packed with large amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These foods have shown to lower the risk of chronic disease as well.

Chia seeds come from a flowering plant that is part of the mint family. They come from Mexico and Guatemala. In fact, the Aztec warriors ate Chia Seeds to increase their stamina and endurance.

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