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Skin Food Series: Chia seeds

Skin Food Series: Chia seeds

Great looking skin and healthy insides starts with the food we eat, so we created our Skin Food Series blog post (a bit like our Beautifood Bites) which will profile all of the wondrous superfoods and healthy ingredients that contribute to an unstoppable glow on the inside out and outside in.

Today I'm talking about all things chia seeds! This splendid little superfood has been especially popular these past few years, peppering everything from juices to muesli to fish, and it's no wonder why. Chia contains the richest natural plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.

On the protein front, they have approximately two times the protein of other grains, even more so than flaxseeds. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. They also provide calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc to the body and have the ability to restore vital moisture, diminish redness and inhibit wrinkles to the skin

Talk about being a total miracle food! The tiny, tasteless seeds can be added to just about anything for a healthy boost. Blend them in juice, grind them into a flour, or just sprinkle them into your yoghurt; you’ll get the same nutritional benefits than if you were to eat them alone.

Check out these delicious recipes that include the chia seeds!

 

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