Thursday, February 16, 2012


Remember these guys? (or at least the theme song)?....
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Now that you all, hopefully, remember these no-fuss, fun little pets, and more importantly, now have the theme song playing on repeat in your head for the rest of the day... lets talk chia pets seeds.

My patient with the picture perfect grocery cart from the other week uses chia seeds quite often, and since they are becoming more and more common in health food articles and recipes, I figured I'd shed some light on how nutritionally nutritious these little guys are:
Benefits of this Super Food:
  •  More Omega-3 Fatty Acids than salmon
  • Double the antioxidants found in blueberries
  • 41% of your daily fiber
  • 6 times more calcium than milk
  • 32% of your daily magnesium
  • 64% more potassium than a banana
  • Contain 9 essential amino acids
  • Cholesterol-free 
  • Easily digestible 
  • Good shelf life
 The great thing about chia seeds too is that they have very little taste to them. Throw them in your oatmeal, on top of your salad, mix in with yogurt... the possibilities are endless!

Where to Find?
  • Health food stores 
  • Online  
  • Open Sky ... a lot of the healthy living bloggers I follow have open sky stores... where you can find chia seeds

Check out these blogs for more ways to incorporate chia into your daily life:

Stay Healthy,

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