Chia Seeds

chia-seedsYes, these are the same kind of seeds that turn your favorite animal shaped pottery into a lively vernal pet, (however it is recommended you buy them at the market and not from the chia pet toy), but they are also known as some of the healthiest ways to receive fiber, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are low in calories and also provide considerable amounts of protein, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. These tiny seeds have loads of antioxidants and all of the carbohydrates they contain are almost entirely made up of fiber (unlike carbohydrates, fiber is not digested by the body, requires no insulin to take care of it and does not raise blood sugar, leaving some to debate whether or not to say they have “true” carbs). Eat them plain, or add them to your yogurt or peanut butter sandwich; they also go great with stir fry. They are so tiny that they can be sprinkled on just about any dish!