Chia: Fun Facts & A Healthy Recipe

By The Body Department January 6, 2014

We recently came across an awesome post by health, food, and fitness blogger, Angela of Oh She Glows. She shares a great recipe, but also gives a quick, helpful breakdown with some basic info about chia. Check out her chia breakdown below and click here for the full post, including her refreshing “Chia Fresca” natural energy drink recipe.

A quick refresher on chia seeds:

– Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seed
– Chia seeds do not need to be ground to be absorbed by the body and they can be stored for long periods of time without going rancid
– They help with hydration due to their ability to absorb up to 9-10 times their weight in water
– Chia seeds also contain fibre, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc among many other nutrients
– Chia seeds like to get stuck in your teeth. You were warned.

Chia Fresca is said to boost energy levels too. I’m not really sure if it boosts my energy or not, but I sure feel happy and hydrated when I drink it. When I have some on hand, I like to pair it with coconut water for a natural potassium boost after a tough workout, but water is just fine too.


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