Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet that are loaded with nutrients that can benefit your body and your brain. A massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. Chia seeds have fiber, beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and a fair amount of B complex vitamins. But they don’t just deliver on just vitamins and minerals, chia seeds are also packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants help the fight against ageing and even some cancers.
Chia seeds are also a complete protein.
Because of the nutrients found in chia seeds they have been shown to help control appetite, improve memory and mood, control sugar cravings, improve skin, hair & nail health, lower cholesterol, and normalize blood pressure.
You can see that chia seeds are a powerhouse! All you have to do is sprinkle them in your diet. Throw some in a smoothie, oatmeal, granola, or your salad. Or like I like to do, replace eggs in a recipe with chia seeds. You get the binding action you are looking for all with the incredible nutritional benefits of chia seeds. (And no, it doesn’t compromise the taste. In fact, I never taste the chia seeds regardless of how I use them)
For 1 egg:
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp water
- Mix chia and water in a small dish and wait a moment. It will turn gelatinous.
- Use this mixture in place of an egg in your baked goods.
** For 2 eggs, just double it. For 3 eggs, triple it. **