Chia is high in fiber, protein, omega 3 fats. It is an excellent source of phosphorus, manganese and magnesium and a good source of calcium and iron…and it is devoid of sugar!
Chia can be sprinkled on anything and can hold ten times its weight in water so great in smoothies, sauces and puddings. When mixed with liquid, chia quickly swells and gels to create a delicious dish with a tapioca pudding texture. These puddings can be topped with fruit or nuts and make a wonderful, satisfying snack or breakfast. Chia, like flax, is a good substitute for eggs in vegan baking. Because chia is high in good fats and protein it is good for balancing blood sugars and is an excellent food for those of us experiencing hormonal imbalances, feeling moody, depressed and tired.