7 Healthy Eating Foods to Add to Your Diet : Recipes included
1. chia seeds
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that gel when in contact with liquid. They are virtually taste-less and yet versatile. Chia seeds are also known to be one of the most nutrient dense foods on our planet. At one time they were even used as a form of currency because of their great value. Chia seeds contain over 40% of our recommended fiber per serving, a high dose of protein and the essential omega-3 fatty acids our bodies crave. All of this means that chia seeds pack quite the punch of energy and create high endurance in our bodies.
Research has found that the chia seed benefits are even greater than once realized. They have found benefit to promoting healthy skin, reducing the signs of agin, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, decreasing the effects of blood sugar and boost your energy and metabolism. Just a tablespoon a day can make a lasting difference in our body. You can learn more about chia seeds in this post.
I prefer this brand of chia seeds and use them in smoothies, muesli or oatmeal, and topped on salads. I generally always replace poppy seeds in salad dressings and baked goods with chia seeds.