beautifood bite | chia seeds
A smooth tiny, white / grey (or black/red) gluten free seed capable of swelling to10 times their size. Historically a native Aztec crop from Mexico prized for their strength and endurance building qualities. Delicate, mild flavour.
FOOD ACTIVES: Excellent source ‘complete’ Protein (23%), Omega 3 Fatty Acids (30%) and Dietary Fiber. Contain Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals too.
BEAUTY BOOST: Fills you up and keeps you feeling fuller longer so you eat less. Slows down our bodies conversion of carbs to simple sugars and therefore decreases sugar spikes which ages your skin. Omega 3 can help your skin fight inflammatory damage that cause wrinkles and omega 3 maintains health of the cell membrane enabling cells to hold water. A healthy barrier yields moister, softer, more subtle, and more wrinkle-free skin.
COOK: Can be used as a substitute for eggs in the role of a gel thickener. Use them to ‘enrich’ your dishes such as pancake batter, cakes and bread. Add to your muesli or porridge or as a cereal or salad topper.
TIP: Don’t be put off by their price tag – they go a long way. Can be ground into a flour and used to thicken dishes at room temperate. Eg smoothie
PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood infobite photocard to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the infobite image left.
Step 2. Then right click and choose ‘Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6”x4”/10cmx15cm) photopaper.
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Step 5. File in a handy place in your kitchen.