Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Salvia hispanica seed often is sold under its common name “chia” as well as several trademarked names. Its origin is believed to be in Central America where the seed was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. The seeds of a related plant, Salvia columbariae (golden chia), were used primarily by Native Americans in the southwestern United States.
- Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories.
- Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants
- Almost all the carbs in them are fiber
- Chia seeds are high in quality protein
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- Chia seeds may help you lose weight