CENTSABLE HEALTH: Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds might be a good addition to your diet.

In every chia serving:

  • 2x more Omega-3 ALA than walnuts
  • 2x more fiber than oatmeal
  • 21% more fiber than flax
  • 3x more calcium than cottage cheese
  • 68% of the calcium in a glass of milk
  • As much iron as spinach
  • 79% of the protein in an egg
  • 46% of the folate in a glass of orange juice

Chia seeds absorb 10-12x their weight in water. They are great for weight loss as they make you feel full for longer!

You can incorporate chia seeds into some of your favorite foods to get the benefit. Add chia seeds to your yogurt. It adds a nice texture similar to having granola in your yogurt. You can even make pudding with chia seeds. Add chia seeds to a turkey burger. This will keep your burgers more moist.

If you have a question for Whitney, you can email her at centsablehealth@farewaystores.com

2 comments

  • Sally

    that’s the problem, everything that is good for you is. You can go to a fast food place and get 5 burgers for $5, but, a salad (made primarily from iceberg lettuce with all the nutritional value of tap water) will cost you $5 or $6.
    go to the grocery store. A loaf of plain, processed white bread is $1.68, a good loaf of whole grain bread is $4.69. A box of Little Debbie’s cakes goes on sale for $1/box. Grapes will cost you $3 -$4 a pound. People say ‘buy organic’ so you can stay away from GMO’s and pesticides in your food. I have two teenage boys, I can’t pay $4 for dozen eggs.

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