Chia seeds are tiny black seeds with a huge amount of quality protein. They are ideal for weight loss purpose, as the protein present in them can drastically reduce your cravings and appetite. They are also a great source of fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese.
One ounce (28 gm) servings of Chia Seeds are abundant with:
Fiber: 11 gm
Protein: 4 gm
Fat: 9 gm
Calcium: 18% of RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance)
Phosphorus: 27% of RDA
Magnesium: 30% of RDA
Manganese: 30% of RDA
Chia seeds also possess a decent quantity of other nutrients like Zinc, Potassium, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
How to use Chia Seeds in your favorite dishes
- Ideal to be used as a topping for yogurt, salad, breakfast, cereals smoothies, and a variety of other dishes.
- Ideal to be used in water / juice. For best results, mix one tablespoon of Chia seeds in water or juice (as per your preference).