Chia seeds aren't just for growing pets anymore - they're also a superfood you should be including in your daily diet.
Chia seeds are made up of 15% protein, 37% fibre, 18% omega-3 and 30% fat, meaning they're a great food to keep you feeling fuller for longer and will keep your energy levels high through the day.
Gram for gram they contain more protein than beef, more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk and more omega-3s than any other plant source (walnuts, almonds, olives, etc).
Being high omega-3 (omega-3s are important for cardiovascular health) means chia seeds are a healthy way to add this essential fat to your diet without consuming lots of oils or oily fish every day.
How to use chia seeds: - Blend into smoothies; - Sprinkle over cereal or a salad; - Replace poppy seeds with chia seeds in recipes; - Combine with yoghurt; - Sprout the seeds for use in sandwiches or salad.