Mmmm! We have a lovely Chia Chocolate Smoothie recipe from RealFoodSource.org (see the end of the post.)
Chia is high in antioxidants and fatty acids. It is full of vitamins and minerals (calcium, potassium and manganese), high in fiber and also contains protein. You can soak them, grind them and even eat them whole … although they do have a tendency to stick in your teeth.
Dr Josh Axe lists 9 health benefits fro chia and says …
Being rich in so many key nutrients, research has uncovered that regularly eating chia seed can improve your health in numerous ways.
… researchers from Mexico uncovered that chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported, and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70% of free radical activity. (2)
Essentially proving that chia seeds are one of nature’s riches antioxidants. Antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems, and prevent further damage. Taking chia seeds can prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damage.
See more of the health benefits of chia seed on the Next Page …